Vaccination: Priority districts in Oslo are struggling to reach the immigrant population

Stovner - OsloPhoto: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB

In the six priority districts east of Oslo, there are many fully vaccinated people – but also many unvaccinated people. The authorities are now considering extra measures.

As many as 51% of the population in Stovner have been fully vaccinated, but 34% have not received a vaccine dose at all, newspaper Aftenposten writes.

In Old Oslo, as many as 50% of the population are unvaccinated, while 30% have received both doses. 

The districts of Bjerke, Grorud, Alna, and Søndre Nordstrand also have high proportions of fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

One reason for the uneven vaccination rate may be a high proportion of the immigrant population in the mentioned districts. Integration Minister Guri Melby (V) believes that the vaccination offer must be simpler and more direct in order to reach the groups that are lagging behind.

“Maybe we should have some drop-in solutions – it worked well for corona testing. When we have come so far that everyone has been offered vaccines, we can consider knocking on doors and offering vaccines without a lot of registration in advance,” Melby said.

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

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