Trondheim and Oslo ask the Armed Forces for vaccination support

VaccinationPhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB

Both Trondheim and Oslo are now asking the Armed Forces for assistance in vaccinating their inhabitants.

“We have outlined the need for 20 personnel to administer booster doses,” municipal director Morten Wolden in Trondheim told the newspaper VG on Friday.

Trondheim wants the Armed Forces’ assistance as soon as possible – preferably throughout January.

Oslo Municipality has also asked the Armed Forces to assist it with personnel.

“Oslo Municipality has asked for 40 people to assist with vaccination and 36 people to assist with testing,” Ingunn Rakstang Eck in the City Council department for health told the newspaper on Friday afternoon.

On Monday, the government decided to deploy the Armed Forces to assist municipalities that want help with administering the third dose. 


The government’s goal is to offer the third dose to everyone over the age of 45 by mid-January. 

The National Institute of Public Health (FHI) has sent out 700,000 booster doses to the municipalities, which must be administered within two weeks.

The Armed Forces have ten mobile vaccination teams on standby. If all the teams are involved in the vaccination, they can administer around 30,000 vaccine doses a week. 

The government’s goal is to vaccinate 400,000 people per week.

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