Sola Mayor calls for vaccine collaboration with Israel: “They are far ahead of Europe in vaccination”

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccinePhoto: AP Photo / Oded Balilty / File

Mayor Tom Henning Slethei in Sola Municipality in Rogaland has sent a letter to the Israeli ambassador to Norway regarding the possibility of buying vaccines from the country.

“Israel is far ahead of Europe and the world in vaccination, and in a short time, their population will be fully vaccinated. There is reason to believe that they will have a good number of vaccines left over,” Sola Mayor Tom Henning Slethei (FRP) told newspaper Stavanger Aftenblad.

He has now sent a letter to Ambassador Alon Roth. The mayor does not know if he has the opportunity to buy vaccines on his own but says it does not hurt to check. 

Slethei: We have to do something

He also pointed out that the Prime Ministers of Denmark and Austria are in Israel this week to look at the possibilities for vaccine cooperation.

“Sola must give vaccines away, while others, including Stavanger and Sandnes, are allowed to keep theirs. We are treated differently in a common housing and labor market. 

“Norway is supplied with too few vaccines time after time, but the government does not give a clear and unambiguous answer as to what they are doing to obtain more. We have to do something about it ourselves,” Slethei noted.

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