Solberg defends vaccine strategy: “It allows the whole of Norway to open up faster”

Erna SolbergPhoto: Annika Byrde / NTB
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Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) admitted that it was a difficult assessment to shift the distribution of corona vaccines and send more vaccines to hard-hit municipalities. However, she defended the plan.

“We do it because the assessment from the National Institute of Public Health, the Holden Committee, and several others is that such a strategy allows the whole of Norway to open up faster,” the Prime Minister said on Friday morning.

She believes that sending 60% more vaccines to 24 severely affected municipalities in central Eastern Norway from mid-June onwards will benefit the whole of Norway. At the same time, she admits that it was a difficult decision.

“It was a difficult assessment,” Solberg admitted. 

It has not yet been decided which municipalities will receive the extra vaccines. 

The National Institute of Public Health (FHI) believes that 24 municipalities in Oslo and Viken should receive the extra doses, but the government will make its own assessment.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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