PHOTO: FHI director Camilla Stoltenberg vaccinated: “I’m also looking forward to living a little freer”

Camilla Stoltenberg vaccinatedPhoto: Camilla Moe Røisland / FHI / NTB
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Director of the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) Camilla Stoltenberg received the first dose of the corona vaccine on Thursday in the Nordre Aker district of Oslo. 

“I was looking forward to seeing how everything worked. It was very well organized. People were very nice and professional,” the director said.

Stoltenberg received her vaccine dose on Thursday afternoon, and like everyone else at the vaccine center, she had to sit in line and answer the usual questions about whether she has been abroad or whether anyone around her has been ill.

“Glad to see that it works”

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health informed NTB that Stoltenberg received her vaccine dose without sneaking into the queue or being given priority for vaccination. Stoltenberg received a mRna vaccine, i.e., Pfizer or Moderna.

“I am very happy, on my own behalf and on behalf of the country, that this works so well,” Stoltenberg said.

Director of the National Institute of Public Health, Camilla Stoltenberg, in the waiting room after she was vaccinated against COVID-19 on Thursday. Photo: Camilla Moe Røisland, FHI / NTB

Both before and after vaccination, Stoltenberg sat in the waiting room with the other people who were to be vaccinated on Thursday. Several people contacted her to ask some questions.

“It did not hurt. It is important that people take the vaccine when they get the offer to protect themselves and others. If people get vaccinated when they get the offer, we can eventually open up society,” Stoltenberg said.

Looking forward to living a little freer

She added that she, too, is looking forward to being able to live a little freer.

“Of course, I also look forward to eventually living a little freer, and to be able to be more with other people,” Stoltenberg said.

As she received a dose of a mRna vaccine, Stoltenberg will receive the second dose at a later date.

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

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