Vaccination update: 71.9% of adults in Norway are fully vaccinated

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A total of 3,865,265 people have been vaccinated with the first dose of the corona vaccine in Norway, the FHI’s statistics show on Wednesday. Furthermore, 3,087,741 people have received the second dose.

71.7% of the population has thus received the first dose, while 57.3% of the population are fully vaccinated. For the population over the age of 18, the figures are 89.1% and 71.9%, respectively.

On Tuesday, 7,782 people received the first dose, and 42,678 people received the second dose, according to the FHI.

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 Then, on May 12, the Norwegian government announced that it would be permanently withdrawn from the country’s vaccination program due to the risk of severe blood clots.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