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On this page you will find information aboud corona (covid-19) in various languages. 

NOTE: Information regarding testing and vaccination in Østre Toten municipality is only available in English (see below). Please use the translate button on top of this page and choose your preferred language for translation. 

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  • Sign up for vaccination now!

    We kindly ask all residents, who have not already received a vaccine or have made an appointment for vaccination, to register in the vaccine queue.

    We ask that you also register if you do NOT want to be vaccinated, so that we know that you have received this information. If you change your mind later, you can re-register.

    You must have a BankID to register. If you do not have this, you can ask someone you know well for help, as it is possible to register on behalf of others.

    It is important that you enter the correct health information about yourself when you register, to ensure that you are placed in the right priority group. If you are in doubt about any of your health information, contact your GP (doctor) for assistance.

    Once you have registered, and it is your turn to be vaccinated based on the order of vaccination, you will receive an SMS with information on how to make vaccination appointments. It may take several weeks from the time you register until you receive this SMS, depending on how many vaccine doses we receive in the weeks to come.

    If you want to be vaccinated, but do not have the opportunity to register on your own or with help from others, please call the municipality's switchboard for help on telephone no. 611 41 500.

    The vaccine and vaccination is free of charge. It is not possible to pay to get the vaccine earlier. Europol has issued a warning about the danger that counterfeit vaccines will increase. Therefore, we remind you that all use of an approved covid-19 vaccine in Norway takes place via municipalities.

    Vaccination is voluntary. Anyone over the age of 18 who does not have severe acute allergies is however strongly advised to get vaccinated. This is important and absolutely necessary to hopefully get out of the risk of infection and isolation we have been in since March 2020.

    Do you have a GP (doctor) in another municipality?

    If you have a GP in another municipality, you must register in the vaccine queue in the same way as other residents of Østre Toten.

    More information about vaccination

    Vaccination status - week 18/2021

    In week 18, 268 people received their first dose of the Comirnaty vaccine (BioNTech/Pfizer), and 259 people received their second dose. A total of 5,496 doses have been given since vaccination began:

    • 1,228 residents other than health professionals have been fully vaccinated, and 2,168 have received the first vaccine dose
    • 187 prioritized healthcare professionals are fully vaccinated, while 366 have received their first dose of AstraZeneca and 132 their first dose of Comirnaty

    We will receive the following number of doses of Comirnaty over the next two weeks:

    • Week 19: 510 (214 to 2nd dose, rest to 1st dose)
    • Week 20: 576 (distribution not clarified)

    During week 19, the vast majority in group 4 (65 to 74 years and high-risk diseases) will have received their first dose. The vaccination of this group continues at the medical centers until week 25, when everyone over the age of 65 is fully vaccinated.

    From week 20, we also vaccinate group 5 (55-64 years with risk diseases) at the vaccine center at Lena. Everyone over the age of 65 or with high-risk illnesses who has not agreed on an appointment for vaccination at their medical center must from now on register in the vaccine queue in the same way as other residents. These will be vaccinated at the vaccination center at Lena. We still follow the same priorities when it comes to age and illness.

    The last of the prioritized health personnel are now being vaccinated. From week 19 onwards, healthcare professionals who received AstraZeneca 12 weeks earlier will receive their second dose of vaccine, but with the Comirnaty vaccine. AstraZeneca will no longer be used in Norway.

    According to new national guidelines, the interval between dose 1 and dose 2 is increased to 12 weeks for people under 65 years of age without risk diseases. The other groups (ie including priority group 7) will still have 6 weeks between doses.

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    Why should you get vaccinated?

    Covid-19 is a contagious and potentially very serious disease. Østre Toten municipality recommends that as many people as possible take the vaccine. By getting vaccinated, you avoid getting seriously ill.

    You can infect others even if you have been vaccinated. It is therefore important that you continue to follow the infection control rules after vaccination. You can also be quarantined even if you have been vaccinated. 

    It is voluntary to take the vaccine, and both the vaccine and the vaccination are free of charge.

    When can you expect to be vaccinated?

    We vaccinate in accordance with national guidelines. On the National Institute of Public Health web page you will find an overview of this order. Østre Toten will start the vaccination of group 5 (ref. web page) in May.

    On 12 May 2021, the government decided to change the pure age prioritization of the last, large group of inhabitants. The prioritization of this group will therefore be as follows:
    - Group 10: Other inhabitants 18-24 years and 40-44 years
    - Group 11: Other inhabitants 25-39 years

    How long it will take to vaccinate each group depends on how many vaccine doses we will receive. It may take several weeks from the time we start vaccinating a new group until everyone in this group has been vaccinated. Within each group, we vaccinate mainly by age.

    When you live in Østre Toten, you will receive both doses of the vaccine here. You can not get dose 2 in another municipality because you are on holiday. You must therefore plan your summer holiday based on this.

    Stay tuned to the municipality's home page or Facebook page for updates on how far Østre Toten has come regarding the vaccination.

    Where and when does the vaccination take place?
    • Everyone that has not already made an appointment for vaccination at their local medical centre, will be vaccinated in Silogata 24 in the center of Lena (near Lena square).
    • There will be parking signs near the premises. We recommend that those with good physical health park a little further away from the premises, to avoid traffical issues.
    • You must organize the ride to and from the vaccination site yourself. Travel expenses will not be covered.
    • Arrive at the agreed time. Do not arrive more than 5 minutes before your appointment.
    • Notify us as soon as possible if you are prevented from showing up for your appointment, to prevent the vaccine dose from being wasted.
    • Cancel your appointment via the link in the SMS that confirmed your appointment.
    • You must be healthy without symptoms of respiratory infection when you are to be vaccinated.
    • Everyone should wear a face mask in the vaccination area. Infection control rules must be followed. Please keep a distance of 2 meters from others.
    • Wait in your designated seat for 20 minutes after the vaccine has been given.
    • Dose 2 must be taken after a certain number of weeks, to get the full effect of the vaccine. You should book an appointment for dose 2 at the same time as you book for dose 1.

    Vaccination during the summer holiday

    When you live in Østre Toten, you will receive both doses of the vaccine here. You can not get dose 2 in another municipality because you are on holiday. You must therefore plan your summer holiday based on this.

     

    Covid-19 testing in Østre Toten

    Everyone with recent respiratory symptoms or other symptoms of covid-19 should take a test. This also applies to close contacts of persons with detected covid-19 infection, and those who have travelled to areas with a high prevalence of covid-19.

    Testing is free.

    How to make an appointment for testing

    You must always order testing before you show up at the test station.

    • Everyone who has a GP (doctor) in Østre Toten must first contact their GP office. The purpose of this is that the GP who knows the person should be able to assess the symptoms against the person's other diseases, assess whether he/she is in a particular risk group, and possibly what follow-up the person should have if the answer to the coronary test is negative. The GP's office then talks to Skreia Medical Center, before the person receives feedback on attendance for testing.
    • If for some reason you are not able to get in contact with you your GP, you can call the test number on Skreia, tel. 61 16 51 85 weekdays between 08.30 and 12.00.
    • Tourists, students and others who stay in Østre Toten municipality, but who do not have a GP in Østre Toten, please contact Skreia Medical Center directly for testing at tel. 61 16 51 85 weekdays between 08.30 and 12.00.

    Where and when is the testing carried out?

    Testing takes place outdoors in a test tent in the parking lot of Skreia Medical Center at 1 PM Monday to Friday. The address is Stasjonsvegen 15, 2848 Skreia.

    NB! You cannot show up for testing without having an appointment in advance. Ssee information above about how to make an appointment.

    The test station is normally closed on weekends and holidays. Exceptions may occur in major corona outbreaks.

    When and how do you get an answer to the test?

    You must stay at home in quarantine and avoid infecting others while waiting for your test results.

    If you are imposed a 10-day quarantine because you have been in close contact with an infected person, you must in any case be in quarantine until 10 days have elapsed.

    The answer to the test normally arrives within 1-2 days.

    If you have an Norwegian personal identification number (personnummer) you can find your test results online at Helsenorge.no. Otherwise you will be contacted and informed about the test results as soon as it is available.

    "Positive answer" means that the test shows that you are infected, "negative answer" means that it shows that you are not infected.

    If the test is positive, you will be contacted by a member of the infection tracing team, who will provide you with all the necessary information.

     

    Information about the vaccines

    The vaccine currently in use is given twice a few weeks apart. The vaccine takes full effect between one and two weeks after the last dose. Other vaccines may come later that should only be given once.

    We use the type(s) of vaccine approved for use in Norway at all times. Updated information about this may always be found on the municipality's website.

    All vaccines can cause side effects. Most side effects are mild, short-lived and occur one to three days after vaccination. Known side effects of the coronary vaccine include injection site pain, fatigue, headache, muscle aches, joint pain, chills and fever.

    • Comirnaty (BioNTech/Pfizer)
      This was the first vaccine to be used in Norway. It is given in 2 doses. Doses 1 and 2 were initially given at intervals of about 3 weeks, but this has now been increased to 6 weeks, so that more people will have received at least one dose. All residents who have so far been vaccinated in Østre Toten, except for health personnel, have received this vaccine. Some health professionals have also received this vaccine.
      Read more about the Comirnaty vaccine here.
       
    • Moderna (Moderna)
    • This vaccine is given in two doses about 4 weeks apart. It is considered to be very similar to the Comirnaty vaccine, and is currently only distributed to Oslo. So far, only a few doses of this have come to Norway.
      Read more about the Moderna vaccine here.
       
    • AstraZeneca - WILL NOT BE USED IN NORWAY ANYMORE
      This vaccine was used in February, and is given in 2 doses at a recommended interval of 7-12 weeks. In Norway, it was only approved for people under 65 years of age. It is only given to priority health professionals. 12 May 2021 the government decided that the AstraZeneca vaccine will no longer be used in Norway because of rare, but serious side effects (blood clot).
      Read more about the AstraZeneca vaccine here.
       
    • Janssen - MIGHT BE OFFERED TO VOLUNTEERS
      The Janssen vaccine is based on the same technology as AstraZeneca, and may cause severe blood clot, and will not be a part of the regular vaccine program in norway.
      The government decided 12 May 2021 that the Janssen vaccine may be offered to volunteers, but has not yet specified this further.
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