The Norwegian government wants to increase grants to municipalities and voluntary organizations to strengthen the work related to vaccination and providing information to immigrants.
“Immigrants are overrepresented in groups that are affected by infection, hospitalizations, and social and economic consequences. There is also a lower vaccination rate in some immigrant groups. That is why we are strengthening our efforts aimed at these groups,” Minister of Labor and Social Inclusion Hadia Tajik (AP) stated.
The government plans to allocate NOK 38.9 million to an extended introductory program and Norwegian language training, which contribute to making the transition to work or education easier.
In addition, the government wants to allocate NOK 20 million to strengthen vaccination efforts. The funds will go to municipalities with the most residents from the immigrant groups with the lowest vaccination rate.
A total of NOK 20 million will be allocated to voluntary organizations that inform immigrants about the pandemic, the government stated.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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