Update: 520,067 Norwegians have received the first dose of the corona vaccine

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A total of 520,067 people have been vaccinated with the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine in Norway, the National Institute of Public Health’s (FHI) statistics show on Wednesday. 

Furthermore, 263,784 people have received the second dose.

On Tuesday, 11,948 people received the first dose, and 680 people received the second dose, according to the FHI.

Most have people have received the first dose in Viken (121,392) and Oslo (60,075). The fewest first doses were administered in Troms and Finnmark (22,710) and Nordland (27,103). Most people have been given the second dose in the counties of Viken (57,349) and Oslo (31,666).

The first corona vaccine in Norway – produced by Pfizer and BioNTech – was administered on December 27. On January 15, the first dose of the Moderna vaccine was administered, and on February 7, the AstraZeneca vaccine was given to healthcare professionals. 

The use of AstraZeneca vaccines is now on pause due to reports of possible serious side effects.

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

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