Norway adjusts advice for elderly and frail people after Covid-19 vaccine deaths

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Norwegian officials have altered their advice on who should be given the coronavirus vaccine after a small number of deaths among very frail citizens.

It was reported on Thursday that 13 people passed away after suffering side effects from the jab. That amounts to just 0.04 percent of the 30,000 people who have received the vaccine.

All of the deaths occurred in nursing homes and all were well over 80 years of age.

"What we say is that if you have patients who are very frail, very sick, and they have a short remaining lifespan, you should do some extra evaluation of the appropriateness of vaccinating these patients," Steinar Madsen, chief physician at the Norwegian Medicines Agency, told Euronews.