Corona Vaccine

The City of Oslo will provide the Corona vaccine for people living in Oslo. You will be contactedby the City with information about the time and place for vaccination. You do not need to contact the City of Oslo or your doctor to get the vaccine. The Corona vaccine is free.

Vaccination appointment and attendance

The Corona vaccine is free.

You do not need to contact your GP (fastlege) or the City Council to book an appointment or get onto the waiting list. You will be contacted by phone or sms by the City, with information about the time and place for vaccination.

The City of Oslo will not ask for your personal information on the phone or by SMS.

Please check that you have the right phone number registered in the Contact Register on norge.no. There may be only a short time, between being contacted and having your appointment. You cannot attend for vaccination without an appointment.

To avoid queues and the risk of infection, it is important to come at exactly the time of your appointment for vaccination. Please remember to wear sleeves that can be rolled up easily.

If you have a TT-card (taxi voucher), you can use it to travel to and from the vaccine centres

You are entitled to an interpreter

You are entitled to use an interpreter. The interpreter is free. Please let the City Council know if you need an interpreter, when we contact you. Both the interpreter and the medical staff have a duty of confidentiality. This means that only they will have access to information about your health.  

Vaccination locations

Each urban district (bydel) have a vaccination centre. Everyone who gets an appointment for vaccination will be told where to go. If you are unable to get to the vaccination centre, please let us know when we contact you. 

It is not possible to visit the vaccination centres whithout an appointment.

Family doctors (fastleger) will also be responsible for some of the vaccinations. 

Bydel Alna

Bydel Bjerke

Bydel Frogner

Bydel Gamle Oslo

Bydel Grorud

Bydel Grünerløkka

Bydel Nordre Aker

Bydel Nordstrand

Bydel Sagene

Bydel St. Hanshaugen

Bydel Stovner

Bydel Søndre Nordstrand

Bydel Ullern

Bydel Vestre Aker

Bydel Østensjø

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. The City of Oslo is organising a stepwise vaccination programme, based on the priorities from the national health authorities.

Read more about the priorities (fhi.no)

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.

From 30th December 2020, health workers are prioritised, and local authorities can allocate up to 20% of the doses. 

The role of GPs

In Oslo, GPs will initially be responsible for vaccinating their list patients in priority groups 5, 6 and 7, regardless of whether the resident lives in Oslo or in another municipality. GPs will preferably receive the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Priority group 4B will be identified by GPs, but vaccinated at the district vaccination center as they must receive a different type of vaccine (BioNTech / Pfizer or Moderna). GPs will also identify their list patients here independently of the municipality of residence
If you are unsure whether you are in a group to be identified by your GP, we recommend that you contact your GP directly.

If you live in Oslo, but have a GP in another municipality, we recommend that you contact your GP to inquire about vaccination. This only applies if you are in priority group 4B, 5, 6 or 7.

Advice and guidance about the Corona-vaccinations

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)

Action Plan and Corona Vaccine-programme

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