The Conservatives believe the rollout of the third vaccine dose in Norway is too slow

Tone Wilhelmsen TrøenPhoto: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB

The Conservatives (H) believe that the rollout of the third dose of the corona vaccine in the population is too slow. “It worries me,” MP Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen (H) says.

“Nobody wants a new round of lockdowns, social distance, and home office… I expect the government to ensure faster vaccination of the population with the third dose so that more people are even better protected against coronavirus,” Trøen told NTB.

People over the age of 65, at-risk patients, and healthcare professionals are first in line for a third-dose vaccine to boost their immunity to COVID-19.

After those groups, the government plans for everyone between the ages of 18 and 64 to be offered a booster dose next year.

Lessons from Israel

“It worries me that it takes too long to roll out the third booster dose for everyone under 65 years. Experience from Israel shows that it has a great effect, and it amazes me that the government has already concluded that the vaccination will not take place until next year,” Trøen added.

She also called for an updated corona strategy from the government and a quick clarification on the possible use of corona certificates.

“The government’s strategy for dealing with the pandemic was last updated in September. It is time that they present an updated national strategy based on professional advice from the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) and the Norwegian Directorate of Health.” 

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