Corona Vaccine

The City of Oslo will provide the Coronavirus vaccine for free to everyone who is living in Oslo. You will be contacted by the City when you are eligible for vaccination.

Register if you want to take the coronavirus vaccine 

We would like to know if you want the coronavirus vaccine or not. This enables us to schedule vaccination appointments more efficiently.

We will reach out to everyone who are eligible for vaccination, even if you have not managed to register your vaccine-preference. 

If you have had coronavirus, you are still recommended to be vaccinated, but you will only need one dose of vaccine.

Register if you want the vaccine here

Types of coronavirus vaccines

The coronavirus vaccines currently approved for use is Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna. You cannot choose which vaccine you will get. 

If you have already received your 1st dose of AstraZeneca, you will be offered either Pfizer or Moderna for your 2nd dose approximately 12 weeks after you received your 1st dose.

Read more about Norway’s coronavirus immunisation programme on FHI’s website

Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and possible side effects (PDF)

Moderna vaccine and possible side effects (PDF)

Vaccination during the summer

Everyone should be called in for vaccination within 25th of July, as long as we get the notified amount of vaccines. Everyone aged 45 years or older should be offered to take the vaccine within 20th of June. If you are aged 45 years or older and have not been offered a vaccination appointment within 20th of June, please contact the local City district.

You will likely be offered a vaccination appointment minimum one week ahead. During the summer, we will also open for appointments to be scheduled at an earlier time, so you can plan your vacation accordingly. Some people will be offered leftover doses at a short notice. 

If you received your first vaccine dose in Oslo, you should also receive your second vaccine dose here. You cannot be vaccinated in Oslo if you are here on holiday.

How to get an appointment for vaccination 

  • You will receive a SMS when you are eligible for vaccination 

When you are eligible for vaccination, you will receive a SMS from Helseboka. Helseboka is our registration- and booking system for coronavirus vaccination. 

  1. The SMS contains a link that are safe to open. The link will take you to Helseboka, where you can choose a time for vaccine dose 1 and vaccine dose 2.
  2. When you have chosen the time for vaccination, you must log in with your BankID. You must do so to confirm your identity and fill out a self-declaration form. It is important that you answer all questions. 
  3. You will receive a SMS that confirm your vaccination appointment. If you do not receive such a message, you must log on via the link you received and redo the process. 
  • We will contact everyone who are not able to book their vaccination appointment online

If you do not have a BankID, or for some other reason cannot choose an appointment for vaccination via Helseboka, we will contact you directly. You will be contacted via phone or e-mail with an appointment.  Please check that you have the right phone number registered in the Contact Register at norge.no.

Price

The coronavirus vaccine is free.

Vaccination in pharmacies 

If you are not in a defined risk group, you may be offered a vaccination appointment from certain pharmacies in Oslo. The pharmacies have an agreement with The City of Oslo. If you get your vaccine appointment from a pharmacy, you will also receive a SMS from Helseboka. The SMS contains a link, and by clicking the link, you can confirm whether you want to be vaccinated in a pharmacy, as well as the time and date for your vaccination. 

Special- and prioritised groups

Prioritised groups

The City of Oslo follow a stepwise vaccination strategy, based on guidelines from the national health authorities. Click here to see the national order of priority for risk groups (FHI)

People with underlying conditions/diseases

If you are in risk group 4B, 5, 6 or 7, and have not yet received a vaccination appointment, you should contact your GP (fastlege) Your GP will confirm your personal health information to the relevant vaccination centre. 

Students in Oslo

If you are a student staying in Oslo, you must self-register for vaccination here. This is particularly important if you do not have an address registered in the National Population Register. The City of Oslo has a responsibility to vaccinate everyone staying here for a longer period. 

If you pay a member fee to the Student Union in Oslo (SiO) and belong to risk group 5, 6 or 7, you will find information on coronavirus vaccination of students at SiO Health.

For persons with a D number or if you are not registered in the National Population Register

If you have or are waiting for a D number, or you live in Oslo but are not registered in the National Population Register, do not have a GP or BankID, do the following to get a vaccination appointment:

  • Call the Coronavirus helpline on phone 21 80 21 82
  • Press the number for “vaccine"
  • The Coronavirus helpline is available in several languages and also has access to an interpreting service
  • The Coronavirus helpline can put you in touch with your local vaccination centre

Advice and guidance about the Coronavirus 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. You can ask for advice in a number of languages. 
Phone: 21 80 21 82 (select 3)

Vaccination appointment and attendance

Interval between first and second vaccine dose 

The interval between first and second vaccine dose has been changed from 12 to 9 weeks.

Everyone in priority group 8-11, who received their first dose in week 20 or later, will be contacted to move their appointment to ensure a 9-week interval. Those in priority group 1-7 will still be held at a shorter interval. 

Vaccination centres

Every city district have their own vaccination centre. When you are eligible for vaccination, and your vaccination appointment have been confirmed, you will receive the address and contact info for the vaccination centre in your city district.

You cannot go to the vaccination centre without an appointment. 

Important information for your vaccination appointment

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

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

If any of the following applies to you, you should immediately contact your vaccination centre. Your appointment will be postponed if:

  • You have signs of a cold, fever above 38 degrees or other signs of infectious diseases. 
  • You have coronavirus and are currently in isolation
  • You are in quarantine or are waiting for coronavirus test results
  • You have received some other type of vaccine within the last 7 days
  • It has been less than 3 weeks since you were done isolating after coronavirus disease. You are recommended to wait 3 months after finishing your isolation period before you are vaccinated.
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding and are not in any of the risk groups.