Solberg: Everyone over 18 in Norway will be offered the first dose of the vaccine by the beginning of August

Erna SolbergPhoto: Annika Byrde / NTB
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If vaccination in Norway goes according to plan, everyone over the age of 18 will be offered the first dose of the vaccine at the turn of the month July / August, according to Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H).

“The vaccine is one of our most important weapons in the fight against the coronavirus. It can give us everyday life back, as well as more freedom,” Solberg said at Wednesday’s press conference.

No new prioritization for occupational groups 

Furthermore, the government decided that neither teachers and daycare staff nor other occupational groups will be given priority in Norway’s corona vaccination program.

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) does not recommend prioritizing vaccination of certain occupational groups or people with socially critical functions over others. The government has followed this recommendation.

In its assessment, the FHI has, among other things, looked at whether people in critical societal functions – other than health personnel – should be moved forward in the vaccine queue. This assessment was passed on to the government on Tuesday, May 11.

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