Update: 61% of the adult population in Norway is fully vaccinated

Corona vaccinePhoto: Ole Berg-Rusten / NTB

A total of 3,806,146 people have been vaccinated with the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine in Norway, the FHI’s statistics show on Tuesday. Furthermore, 2,609,580 people have received the second dose.

Thus, 70.6% of the overall population has received the first dose, while 48.4% of the population are fully vaccinated.

For the population over the age of 18, 88.9% have received the first dose, and 61% are fully vaccinated.

A total of 2,167 people received the first dose on Monday, and 38,817 people received the second dose, according to the FHI’s figures.

Norway’s vaccination program

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 Then, on May 12, the Norwegian government announced that it would be permanently withdrawn from the country’s vaccination program due to the risk of severe blood clots.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 also been removed from the Norwegian vaccine program following reports of serious side effects. However, volunteers are allowed to request it if strict health criteria are met.

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