Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) and four other ministers have received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, the Prime Minister’s office stated on Monday.
The Prime Minister is scheduled to attend the NATO summit in June. NATO has recommended that all participants be vaccinated before the summit.
Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide (H), Minister of Development Dag-Inge Ulstein (KrF), Minister of Trade and Industry Iselin Nybø (V), and Minister of Defense Frank Bakke-Jensen (H) have also been vaccinated, the government announced.
These ministers have important tasks related to Norway’s interests abroad. Now that more and more people are being vaccinated internationally, more and more meetings are taking place physically.
Vaccinated with Moderna vaccines
“These ministers are being vaccinated to be able to attend these meetings on an equal footing with colleagues from other countries,” Solberg said in a press release.
They have all received the Moderna vaccine, and it was administered at the Prime Minister’s office on Monday.
“I’m glad I got the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. I hope that everyone who is offered a vaccine will say ‘yes’ to it. Vaccination means that we can eventually get back the everyday life we all long for,” Solberg said.
The government stated that five other employees in the apparatus around the Prime Minister also received the first dose of vaccine on Monday in order to assist her.
“The Prime Minister is dependent on having a few people with her, she has bodyguards, for example,” it is stated in the press release.
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