Following the Swedish Public Health Agency’s decision to resume and approve Astra Zeneca’s vaccine for people over the age of 65, the Värmland region can now increase the vaccination rate.
– We have about 7,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine on the shelves, which we will start using from Monday, says Anders Nordmark, vaccine coordinator at Region Värmland.
Access to vaccine controls
It is always the availability of vaccines that controls how many times are spent. The group 70 years and older is the largest so far that has been able to make an appointment for vaccination. About 16,000 Värmlanders are between 75-80 years old, and about 19,000 Värmlanders are between 70 and 74 years old.
This means that there may be many who want to book at the same time, and the region urges you to be patient if you do not arrive by phone or find any time at the first attempt. New times are posted several times a week.
When it will be possible for the next group to make an appointment for vaccination is still unclear, but according to the new guidelines given by the Swedish Public Health Agency, older people should be given priority over younger people. Therefore, the group 18-64 years will probably be divided in the same way as has now been done with the older age groups.
Young people have to wait
According to the preliminary plan, those who are 18 years and older and receive interventions according to LSS or have personal assistance can start getting vaccinated in April, while the group 60-64 years tentatively starts in early May.
– At the end of May, according to plan, it will be time for the others, says Anders Nordmark.
The ambition is still to be completed before the holiday period, but Anders Nordmark does not want to promise any end date.
– There has been so much back and forth with different messages, but everyone wants this to go as fast as possible.
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