Researcher believes that health personnel in Norway should be prioritized during corona vaccination

NursePhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB

Healthcare professionals are not in front of the vaccine queue in Norway. A vaccine researcher believes the authorities need to change that.

“It is difficult to predict how the virus will develop in the future. Therefore, we should introduce measures that will help us in the event of a possible large-scale outbreak. 

“Vaccinating health personnel can ensure that the health service works no matter what happens,” vaccine and virus researcher at Oslo University Hospital Gunnveig Grødeland told newspaper Klassekampen.

She received support from union leader Mette Nord, who said that no one benefits from health personnel being “out of action” and the health services collapsing.

“Both vulnerable patients and employees should receive the vaccine in parallel,” Nord said, adding that that is especially the case for those who work in wards with active coronavirus infection.

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1 Comment on "Researcher believes that health personnel in Norway should be prioritized during corona vaccination"

  1. Simon Milton-Jones | 29. December 2020 at 12:31 | Reply

    Surely this is just common sense? Why is this even a question? In the UK, the healthcare personnel were the first to receive the vaccine and rightly so, without them, there is no one to take care of the rest of us. Yesterday on TV2 Nyhetter, I saw an old lady be the first to receive the vaccine and as such also received a flower because of it! Such nonsense. Why is the priority to vaccinate the old and infirm when it is the frontline workers that have no choice but to be among the public? If anyone is going to spread the virus, it’s the health workers moving from place to place, dealing with the old and infirm.

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