Coronavirus

Corona Vaccine

The City of Oslo will provide the Corona vaccine for people living in Oslo.

Until further notice, people living in Oslo will be contacted by phone about an appointment for vaccination. You do not need to contact the City of Oslo or your doctor to get on the waiting list.

The Corona vaccine is free.

How will the vaccination be carried out?

Everyone who is eligible for the vaccine will be contacted when it is their turn. To begin with, there will not be enough vaccine doses for everyone in the prioritised groups.

From 30th December 2020, health workers are prioritised, and local authorities can allocate up to 20% of the doses. The City is developing a plan for this.

The City of Oslo is organising a stepwise vaccination programme, based on the following priorities:

  1. Residents in nursing homes
  2. People 85 years or older
  3. People aged 75 to 84 years
  4. People aged 65-74 years and people between 18 and 64 with the following diseases/conditions:
    • Organ transplant
    • Immunodeficiency
    • Hematologic (blood) cancer in the last 5 years
    • Other active cancer, ongoing or recently finished treatment for cancer (especially immunosuppressive therapy, radiation therapy to the lungs or chemotherapy).
    • neurological or muscular disease with impaired coughing strength or lung function 
    • chronic kidney disease and kidney failure
  5. Alder 55-64 år med disse sykdommene/tilstandene
    • Chronic liver disease or significantly impaired liver function
    • Immunosuppressive therapy, e.g. with autoimmune diseases
    • Diabetes
    • Chronic lung disease
    • Obesity with body mass index (BMI of ≥ 35 kg/m2 or higher)
    • Dementia 
    • Chronic cardiovascular disease (except high blood pressure)
    • Stroke
    • Other serious and / or chronic diseases not mentioned in the list above may also increase the risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19. This should be assessed individually by a doctor.
  6. People aged 45-54 years with the same diseases or conditions as listed in point 5
  7. People aged 18-44 years with the same diseases or conditions as listed in point 5
  8. People aged 55-64 years
  9. People aged 45-54 years
     

Asthma is considered to be a chronic lung disease among people who regularly use inhaled steroids or cortisone tablets. People who occasionally use fast-acting reliever inhalers are not considered to have a chronic lung disease.

Our goal is that people who are recommended for vaccination, choose to be vaccinated.

Vaccination locations

Nursing-home residents will be vaccinated at their nursing home. Each urban district (bydel) will set up vaccination centres. User of home care-services who cannot get to the vaccination centres will be able to get vaccinated in their homes. The City is also planning to start up to four centralised vaccination centres if this is needed.

Everyone who gets an appointment for vaccination will be told where to go. Family doctors (fastleger) will also be responsible for some of the vaccinations. The City of Oslo will make detailed plans for organising this, at the start of 2021.

Both the quantity and arrival times of the vaccine in Norway are still very uncertain and the City of Oslo will continually adapt its plans. 

Action Plan and Corona Vaccine-programme

The Action Plan for Covid-19 vaccinations in the City of Oslo (In Norwegian, PDF 1,7MB)

Contact

The Corona phone-in service has set up a separate line for advice and guidance about the Corona-vaccinations in the City of Oslo. 

It is not possible to book an appointment for vaccination. You will be contacted by the City of Oslo by phone about your appointment. You can ask for advice in a number of languages. 

Phone: 21 80 21 82 (select 3)