Vaccination in the country began at the end of December last year. First, they vaccinated residents of nursing homes in the capital.
In Norway, 23 people have died after receiving the Pfizer / BioNTech coronavirus vaccine. All deceased over 80 years of age with weakened immunity, the Norwegian Medicines Agency points out.
“There have been 23 vaccine-related deaths. 13 of them have been studied so far. Common side effects could contribute to a more serious course of diseases in older people,” the report said.
According to Steinar Madsen, a spokesman for the Medicines Agency, the deaths “are not particularly alarming.”
“It is clear that this vaccine has a very small risk factor, with a few exceptions when it comes to elderly patients with poor health,” Madsen said.
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In Norway, vaccination began on December 27. The first to vaccinate people living in nursing homes in Oslo. Today, 25 thousand people have been vaccinated in the country.
Two deaths from COVID vaccinations in Norway were previously reported. They are also residents of nursing homes.
According to the Norway authorities, the COVID-19 vaccine will be provided free of charge.
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