Over half a million doses of corona vaccines have been administered in Norway

Corona vaccinationPhoto: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB
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A total of 344,669 people have been vaccinated with the first dose of the corona vaccine in Norway, the FHI’s statistics show on Wednesday. Furthermore, 166,322 people have received the second dose of the vaccine.

Those who have received the second dose have been accounted for in the number of those who received the first dose. 

Thus, a total of 510,991 doses of corona vaccine have been administered in the country, according to the news bureau NTB.

“In week 8, 62,181 people received the second dose, while 37,329 people received the first dose,” department director Karianne Johansen at the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) noted.

Over 80% of those over 85 are vaccinated with the first dose. In the age group 75–84 years, 30% have received the first dose.

Most people vaccinated in Viken and Vestland

According to the FHI, 9,008 people received the first dose on Tuesday, and 3,495 people received the second dose.

Most people have received the first dose in Viken (78,960) and Vestland (39,659). The fewest first doses were administered in Troms and Finnmark (14,952) and Møre og Romsdal (17,333).

Most people have been given the second dose in the counties of Viken (35,808) and Oslo (22,069).

The first corona vaccine in Norway, the one produced by Pfizer and BioNTech, was administered on December 27.

On January 15, the first dose of the Moderna vaccine was administered.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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