Monday, January 17

Bjørn (62) about coronary vaccine: – I was skeptical, but now I have turned around

Bjørn Stenevik (62) feared ending up in the intensive care unit at Stavanger University Hospital (SUS), where there are several unvaccinated coronary patients. Therefore, he has now turned around and is taking the coronary vaccine.

Bjørn Stenevik (62) showed up on Tuesday to receive the first dose of the coronary vaccine at Forum Expo in Stavanger.

There is no queue outside the Forum Expo vaccine center at Tjensvoll on Tuesday morning. More a steady flow of people coming to get the third dose of the coronary vaccine.

And a couple who will get the first or the second.

– I was skeptical, but now I have turned around, says Bjørn Stenevik (62) to Stavanger Aftenblad.

Several unvaccinated people were vaccinated

The oil worker received his first dose of the coronary vaccine on Tuesday, long after large parts of the Norwegian population.

Stenevik is still not alone in having waited to be vaccinated. Preliminary figures from the National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) show that 573 Norwegians received the first dose of the vaccine on Monday this week, while 1459 received the second dose.

In comparison, 4,284,415 Norwegians received the first vaccine dose, while 3,921,477 received the second, according to FHI. 1,586,029 have received the third dose of the coronary vaccine.

In Rogaland, over 90 percent of the inhabitants over the age of 18 have received the first dose of the coronary vaccine.

– Feared I would end up in the intensive care unit

For Stenevik, it was long out of the question to take the vaccine.

– I was a little insecure about the side effects and felt that it was little tested, says the 62-year-old.

– Why did you turn around?

– I caught a cold at Christmas, and feared that I would end up in the intensive care unit if I got corona in addition.

Most of those admitted to the intensive care unit at Stavanger University Hospital (SUS) with coronary heart disease are currently unvaccinated. Several are men.

– Besides, it looks like this will last for a while. It is difficult to travel abroad without the vaccine. She has been on three trips abroad without me now, Stenevik continues and looks at his wife who is waiting.

Although he has decided to get vaccinated, it is not certain that he will take all three doses.

– At least two, says Stenevik.

Håkon Magne Kjosaas (44) was actually supposed to take the first dose of the coronary vaccine in Forum Expo on Tuesday, but had to return another day because he has recently undergone coronary heart disease.

Got the crown

Håkon Magne Kjosaas (44) also showed up to receive the first dose of the vaccine on Tuesday.

– I experience that it has gone a little fast in the turns, so I wanted to look at it a little, he says to Aftenbladet.

It was the job that made Kjosaas turn around.

– I was asked to travel to Greece to work, but then I had to be fully vaccinated. So there was a job in Hammerfest instead. Then I thought that maybe it’s time for me to take the vaccine, says Kjosaas, who works as a technical climber.

He booked an appointment for vaccination in early December. Then something happened.

– I received corona before I had time to get the vaccine, he says.

There was no vaccine on Kjosaas Tuesday either. He had to turn in the door because not enough time had passed after the coronary heart disease.

Kristoffer Rosland (24) was unsure whether the vaccine worked and read about side effects. – So I really just wanted to wait and see a bit before I jumped into it, he says.

– Did not feel I needed it

Behind an elderly couple, Kristoffer Rosland (24) walks in the doors of the vaccine center.

– I’m a little nervous that I’ll get sick from the second dose, but I still feel I have to take it, he says to Aftenbladet.

– Why did you wait so long?

– I did not feel I needed it. I was unsure if it worked and read about side effects. So I really just wanted to wait and see a bit before I jumped into it, says Rosland.

The 24-year-old says that he has not regretted being vaccinated.

– No not at all.

Reference-www.aftenposten.no

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