Pfizer vaccine worries Norway as 29 elderly people die after taking shot

The latest figure adds six to the number of known fatalities in Norway, and lowers the age group thought to be affected to 75 from 80

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Until Friday, the vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech SE was the only one available in Norway

Lars Erik Taraldsen | Bloomberg
Norway expressed increasing concern about the safety of the Pfizer Inc. vaccine on elderly people with serious underlying health conditions after raising an estimate of the number who died after receiving inoculations to 29.

The latest figure adds six to the number of known fatalities in Norway, and lowers the age group thought to be affected to 75 from 80. While it’s unclear exactly when the deaths occurred, Norway has given at least one dose to about 42,000 people and focused on those considered most at risk if they contract the virus, including the elderly.

Until Friday, the vaccine produced by Pfizer

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First Published: Jan 17 2021 | 9:40 AM IST

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