According to the grand vaccine agreement, the Swedish Public Health Agency (FHM) must provide new forecasts every 14 days when all adult Swedes should receive a dose of COVID-19 vaccine. In the latest forecast, the authority expects the same as in the previous one – mid-August.
However, the new forecast did not take into account either the discontinuation of the Janssen vaccine or the additional deliveries announced by Pfizer / Biontech. Stopping the Janssen vaccine will likely affect when everyone receives their first dose, according to Britta Bjorkholm, division director at FHM.
– Yeah. We’ve included the forecast from Pfizer, but it won’t fully cover the loss from Janssen, she says.
Unlike the now abandoned “Midsummer Target” – which is to vaccinate all adults by the end of the first half of the year – the forecast is not a deadline but only a time when FHM believes the goal has been met.
So far, delivery problems and vaccine discontinuation have impeded mass vaccination. However, on Wednesday, FHM decided to stop vaccination with the Janssen vaccine before it began. The reason is that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) is looking into a possible link between the vaccine and unusual clotting disorders.
Temporary or permanent?
Britta Bjorkolm does not speculate on how much time this could be wasted. A lot revolves around whether the vaccine was discontinued temporarily or permanently.
We don’t know what the outcome will be for Janssen, so forecasts and dates will need to be revised on an ongoing basis. All changes in delivery price will affect the date.
Unlike Sweden, Denmark and Norway abandoned the Astra Zeneca vaccine after reports of side effects. Björkholm doesn’t know if the neighboring countries’ decision means Sweden will receive more doses of Astra Zeneca.
Distribution takes place from the European Union and via the European Union Commission to the countries, she says.
To date, nearly a fifth of all adult Swedes have been vaccinated with a single dose. As for grafting, however, the same rules for garnishing apply to grafting. The exception are people who have been fully vaccinated in nursing homes who were already told in February that they don’t have to “be as careful as before.”
On Thursday, FHM was expected to provide more relief to people who were vaccinated, but no such recommendations were ever made.
We had a lot of things to get done today, and that needs to deform another cycle and land properly, says Britta Bjorkholm.
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Facts: Many have been vaccinated
To date, 1,603,903 people have received at least one vaccine dose, according to district reports in the National Vaccination Register.
This corresponds to 19.6 percent of the adult population.
638,556 people received two doses, equivalent to 7.8 percent.
Source: Swedish Public Health Agency
The Facts: The Vaccine Agreement
The Swedish government, municipalities and territories have concluded an agreement on the implementation of vaccination against COVID-19.
First, the common goal was for everyone in Sweden 18 years of age or older and people under the age of 18 who belong to an at-risk group to be vaccinated during the first half of 2021.
But on April 1, the target was changed because the lack of delivery of the vaccines made the target impossible. Instead, a new target has been introduced: At least 80 percent of all people over the age of 65 should have received at least one dose of vaccine by May 16, 2021.
Regarding the change, the Swedish Public Health Agency is also mandated to provide a 14-day forecast of when all Swedish adults and children in the risk group should receive a dose. The latest forecast is August 15th.
Source: Covid-19 Vaccination Implementation Agreement