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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