PHOTO: 67-year-old Svein Andersen is the first Norwegian to receive the corona vaccine

Svein Andersen - vaccinePhoto: Fredrik Hagen / NTB
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67-year-old nursing home resident Svein Andersen at Ellingsrudhjemmet in Oslo is the first person to receive the corona vaccine in Norway. 

Nurse Maria Golding at Ellingsrudhjemmet will administer the vaccine.

Doctor Ingvild Glende Svanstrøm will also be involved in the process.

The first 10,000 vaccine doses arrived in Norway on December 26 and will be given to around 5,000 people, who will receive one dose now and one dose in three weeks, the Ministry of Health and Care Services announced.

Sunday is also World Pandemic Prevention Day.

Nursing home residents in seven municipalities in Eastern Norway will get the honor of being the first 5,000.

In total, just under 35,000 doses will arrive in Norway before the New Year. After that, there will be weekly deliveries of approximately 40,000 doses.

Nursing home residents first in line

Nursing home residents across the country are currently first in line to get the vaccine, followed by people over the age of 75.

The third category in the vaccine queue includes people between the ages of 65 and 74, as well as people between the ages of 18 and 64 with serious underlying diseases.

The vaccine must be taken in two doses at 21-day intervals to give the full effect. 

Vaccination in progress in Sweden

In Sweden, the first dose was administered at 8 o’clock on Sunday.

The first dose of the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine was administered in Mjölby in Östergötland.

91-year-old Gun-Britt Johansson at the nursing home Boken was first out in the queue, SVT reports.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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