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The Norwegian Institute of Public Health, aka Folkehelseinstituttet reported 92 percent (251,000) of employees in schools and kindergartens through September 2 received the first dose of coronary vaccine, and 75% (204,000) received the second dose. This is about 5 percentage points higher than for the general population in the age group 18-70 years.

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On June 22, the municipalities were encouraged to prioritize coronavirus vaccine for employees in schools and kindergartens.

In upper secondary schools, 96 percent of the employees have received the first dose and 4 out of 5 (82%) have been fully vaccinated.

The age group 25-39 years is the age group where there are the most employees in schools and kindergartens, and it is in this group that most are unvaccinated and the fewest are fully vaccinated. This also applies to the general population.

There is little difference between the counties in how many have taken the first dose – it varies from 90% to 94% with the highest vaccination coverage in Trøndelag, Innlandet and Vestfold and Telemark and the lowest in Oslo and Troms and Finnmark. The proportion vaccinated with the second dose varies somewhat more, from 69% in Oslo to 80% in Vestfold and Telemark.