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450 Norwegians Despite Being Fully Vaccinated Get COVID-19

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In Norway, the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) reported that 450 fully vaccinated individuals have been diagnosed with coronavirus.

According to FHI’s Chief Medical Officer Sara Viksmoen Watle, the 450 infected people represent 0.03 per cent of those completely immunized.

“The incidence of such breakthrough infections among the fully vaccinated is very low”, Watle told national broadcaster NRK.

However, Watle and Deputy Director of Health Espen Rostrup Nakstad pointed out that vaccines do not offer 100% protection from infection.

This figure confirms that the vaccines’ effect against COVID-19 is not 100 percent. We know that about one in ten vaccinated will be able to test positive after virus exposure. Fortunately, few of them get a serious illness since most people, after all, have a fairly good effect of the vaccine

said Nakstad as cited by NRK.

Of the 450 people diagnosed with COVID-19 despited being fully vaccinated, 26 were admitted to the hospital. Of these, 21 are from high to moderate risk groups for severe COVID-19, most of whom are 75 years of age or older.

This is due to the fact that the immune response after vaccination is weakest among the oldest. Therefore, it is more likely that older people can become infected after vaccination

Nakstad said.

Of the 19 COVID-related deaths, 15 belong to medical risk groups, and all but two cases were over 80 years old.

Of the 19 COVID-19-related deaths, 15 belong to medical risk groups, and all but two are more than 80 years old.

The findings agree with what we have seen during vaccine tests and the monitoring data from other countries. The COVID-19 vaccines provide a high degree of protection

Watle stressed.

The figures confirm that among the few vaccinated who become infected, the vast majority are well protected against serious illness. At the same time, these figures remind us that some fully vaccinated people may also become seriously ill and die when the virus spreads in society that has not yet achieved herd immunity

Nakstad concluded.

In Norway, 132,000 cases of COVID-19 have been reported, of which 794 have died. To date, it has succeeded in immunizing 29.1 per cent of its population of 5.3 million.

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