PHOTO: Mass vaccination underway in several Norwegian municipalities

Corona vaccinationPhoto: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB

Nittedal and Drammen were among the municipalities that started mass vaccination of their oldest inhabitants on Thursday. 

Some of Nittedal Municipality’s oldest residents received the first dose of the corona vaccine in Rotnes church on Thursday.

As in the rest of the country, priority has been given to health personnel and the oldest Norwegians, who received the vaccine first. 

Residents in nursing homes in the Municipality have already received the first dose of the vaccine. The second dose is administered three weeks after the first dose.

The mass vaccination also started in Drammen on Thursday. 

Birger Hansen receives the corona vaccine from nurse Sonya Myrvold in Rotnes church. Nittedal Municipality has now started mass vaccination against COVID-19. Photo: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB

Mass vaccination underway

On Thursday, around 150 elderly people and about 40 health personnel received their first vaccine dose.

Mass vaccination is now underway in a number of municipalities. Last week it started in Oslo, and vaccination centers have been established in all districts.

Up to Thursday, a total of 63,727 people in Norway received the first dose of the vaccine in Norway, and 1,701 received the second dose. 

Most vaccine doses have been administered in the populous counties of Oslo and Viken, with 10,075 and 13,678 doses, respectively.

Source: #Norway Today, #NorwayTodayNews

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