Vaccination update: 3,067,247 Norwegians have received the first dose of the corona vaccine

Pfizer vaccinePhoto: AP Photo / Elaine Thompson
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A total of 3,067,247 people have been vaccinated with the first dose of the corona vaccine in Norway, the FHI’s statistics show on Monday. Furthermore, 1,594,690 people have received the second dose.

According to the latest figures, 56.9% of the population has thus received the first dose, and 29.6% of the population are fully vaccinated.

Over the weekend, 33,311 people received the first dose, while 3,423 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 Then, on May 12, the Norwegian government announced that it would be permanently withdrawn from the country’s vaccination program due to the risk of severe blood clots.

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.

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

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