The Norwegian Taxi Association asks for taxi drivers to be given priority in the vaccine queue – again

TaxiPhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB
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Last autumn, the Norwegian Taxi Association made a strong request to the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) to give vaccine priority to taxi drivers. Their request was not granted, so now they’re asking again. 

The request comes from director Hanne Skåle Thowsen of the Norwegian Taxi Association. She believes there are several reasons why taxi drivers should be given priority.

One of them, according to Thowsen, is that taxi drivers are a very vulnerable occupational group due to the fact that the majority of trips that they make are to and from hospitals and testing stations.

“Taxi drivers are high on the infection statistics as an occupational group that is particularly vulnerable to infection and can then potentially pass on the infection to other vulnerable groups, such as patients undergoing cancer treatment,” she noted in a press release.

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

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