PHOTO: Mass vaccination has started in Oslo

Arne Svein Jul BakkenPhoto: Lise Åserud / NTB POOL

Mass vaccination in Oslo is underway. 

85-year-old Arne Svein Jul Bekken received his first dose of the corona vaccine in Bydel Bjerke’s premises on Thursday morning. 

The shot marked the start of mass vaccination against the corona of people who do not live in institutions.

“Had we received as many vaccines as we wanted, we would have managed to carry it out in five weeks,” Oslo City Council chief Raymond Johansen (AP) noted.

Arne Svein Jul Bakken (85) was vaccinated by nurse Elin Aarsrud in Bydel Bjerke’s premises in Oslo on Thursday. Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB / POOL

The vaccination in Oslo started at a nursing home this Christmas. Both Johansen and Health City Councilor Robert Steen (AP) were present during the vaccination.

Johansen: Oslo can vaccinate 110,000 inhabitants a week 

Johansen said that Oslo has the capacity to vaccinate 110,000 inhabitants a week if the Municipality is allocated enough vaccines.

“It should not be up to us. We are ready to administer as many vaccines as possible as quickly as possible,” Johansen noted at a press conference on Thursday.

The press conference was held in connection with Oslo’s start of mass vaccination of elderly people living outside of nursing homes. 

At the press conference, Johansen said that Oslo has the capacity to vaccinate 110,000 inhabitants a week and that vaccinations can be carried out seven days a week in all districts.

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