Norway: 248 deaths and nearly 52,000 reports of other Covid vaccine side-effects

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From a population of just 5.3 million people, Norway has reported a total of 248 deaths as suspected side effects after a Covid vaccine, according to the latest Adverse Reaction Report from the Norwegian Medicines Agency, published on Thursday, 20th January.

The reported deaths are distributed as follows: 227 after the Pfizer vaccine, 15 after Moderna and six after the AstraZeneca vaccine.

The Norwegian Medicines Agency has also received 51,985 reports of suspected side effects. Of these, 26,413 messages have been processed. 4766 are classified as serious and 21,647 are classified as not serious. This means that 18 per cent of the messages that have been processed are classified as serious. report (in Norwegian)

Norwegian Medicines Agency, Adverse Reaction Report (in Norwegian)


Around 4.3 million people have been fully vaccinated in Norway


Norway has recorded just 1,414 deaths from Covid-19 as of January 21st 2022:

Norway Covid deaths at


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** This post was originally published on January 22, 2022 **