Two different vaccine doses could lead to entry quarantine for Norwegians in some countries

Pfizer - Moderna vaccinePhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB

Did you get Pfizer for your first and Moderna for your second dose? Then you are not considered fully vaccinated in countries such as the United Kingdom, the United States, and Germany.

Around 78,000 Norwegians have received two doses of the corona vaccine from different manufacturers. In the UK, such people must be quarantined if Norway is not “green” on their infection map. 

In Germany, they must provide a negative test. The United States has a ban on entry for Norwegians, regardless of the vaccine type. Should the US allow the travel of vaccinated Norwegians, it could be problematic for those with doses from different manufacturers, the newspaper Aftenposten writes.

UK decision

The United Kingdom has chosen to combine the two mRNA vaccines, as is the case in Canada and many other EU countries. The Norwegian National Institute of Public Health (FHI) is a bit confused by the British decision.

“We do not know of any vaccine professional reasons for not approving this. Norwegian authorities are in contact with the United Kingdom to find a solution to this situation,” the FHI’s Geir Bukholm, who heads the corona vaccine work at the FHI, stated.

“If we did not combine vaccines, it would delay vaccination in Norway by at least two to three weeks,” Bukholm noted.

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1 Comment on "Two different vaccine doses could lead to entry quarantine for Norwegians in some countries"

  1. Kari Nordmann | 30. August 2021 at 20:00 | Reply

    As someone who got Moderna as second dose without any choice it is terrible news. How can the government do this? Force us to take two difference vaccine without giving a choice!

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