Update: 1,524,886 Norwegians have received the second dose of the corona vaccine

Corona vaccinePhoto: Ole Berg-Rusten / NTB
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A total of 2,383,339 people have been vaccinated with the first dose of the corona vaccine in Norway, the National Institute of Public Health’s (FHI) statistics show on Friday. 

Furthermore, 1,524,886 people have received the second dose.

A total of 44.2% of the population in Norway have thus received the first dose, and 28.3$ of the population are fully vaccinated. For the population over the age of 18, the percentages are 55.7% and 35.6%, respectively.

On Thursday, 68,278 people received the first dose, and 17,200 people received the second dose.

The first dose of the corona vaccine (Pfizer and BioNTech) was administered in Norway on December 27, 2020. On January 15, the first dose of the Moderna vaccine was administered, and on February 7, the AstraZeneca vaccine was introduced. 

On March 11, the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine was suspended. Then, on May 12, the Norwegian government announced that it would be permanently withdrawn from the country’s vaccination program due to the risk of severe blood clots.

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

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