Norway Proposes 3rd mRNA Vaccination for All Adults
TheLocal reported today Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre confirmed the country would reintroduce its Covid-19 certificate amid a rise in new infections.
PM Støre said that Covid-19 certificates would be used to avoid lockdowns and stricter national measures.
"This means that you can live as normally as possible, even if there is a lot of infection in society," he said at a government press conference.
Norway, which earlier lifted all Covid-19 restrictions in September 2021, will also propose a third vaccine dose for people over 18.
About 87% of Norway's residents are 2-dose vaccinated.
The coronavirus immunization program in Norway uses the two mRNA vaccines, Comirnaty and SpikeVax.
And unvaccinated close contacts of those who catch Covid-19 would need to test daily for seven days from when they last had contact with the person infected with the SATS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
This new rule will come into effect from November 16, 2021.
Previously, following a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases in the city of Oslo, the executive mayor announced mass virus testing would return to schools in the capital, according to the newspaper VG.
The Norwegian Directorate of Health intends to distribute guidelines to the municipalities. However, the government may not introduce new measures at the borders.
The U.S. CDC's Level 4 Travel Advisory says 'avoid travel to Norway.'
'Because of the current situation in Norway, even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants.'