Update: 2,817,385 Norwegians have received the first dose of the corona vaccine

Corona vaccinationPhoto: Ole Berg-Rusten / NTB
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A total of 2,817,385 people have been vaccinated with the first dose of the corona vaccine in Norway, the FHI’s statistics show on Monday. Furthermore, 1,567,638 people have received the second dose.

Up to Monday, 52.3% of the population in Norway has received the first dose, and 29.1% has been fully vaccinated. For the population over the age of 18, the coverage is 65.8% and 36.6%, respectively.

Over the weekend, 64,504 people received the first dose, and 3,777 people received the second dose, according to the FHI.

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 Then, on May 12, the Norwegian government announced that it would be permanently withdrawn from the country’s vaccination program due to the risk of severe blood clots.

The Janssen vaccine from the manufacturer Johnson & Johnson has been removed from the Norwegian vaccine program following reports of serious side effects. However, the government allows volunteers to apply for the vaccine when strict health criteria are met.

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

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