Wednesday, January 19

Everyone over the age of 18 will be offered a refresher dose by the end of February 2022

The government aims for everyone over the age of 18 to be offered a refresher dose by the end of February 2022.

Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre says that the government’s goal is for everyone over the age of 18 to receive a refresher dose by the end of February.

– The goal now is for everyone over the age of 18 to be offered a refresher dose by the end of February next year. The municipalities will be sent doses so that it will be possible, says Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (Labor) in one press release.

From before, the government has set a goal that everyone over the age of 45 will be offered a refresher dose by mid-January.

The recommendation from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) is that everyone aged 18–44 is offered a refresher dose when at least 20 weeks have passed since dose two.

The government writes in the press release that it is particularly important that people with underlying diseases and conditions with a moderately increased risk of a serious course of covid-19 aged 18–44 take the refresher dose. This also applies to the oldest in this age group and those who have occupational or other increased exposure to infection. But also everyone else in the age group 18-44 can get vaccinated if they want to.

FHI also recommends that pregnant women in the age group 18–44 take a refresher dose in the second and third trimesters, and in the first trimester if they have another additional risk.

– The municipalities now have increased flexibility in vaccination and can also give vaccines to people under the age of 45 when 20 weeks have passed since dose 2, if they have the capacity to do so. Refreshment dose for adults may contribute to better protection against serious illness and death. Therefore, it is important that as many as possible say yes to the vaccine, says Minister of Health and Care Services Ingvild Kjerkol (Labor).

Reference-www.aftenposten.no

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