Norway is currently in the midst of the Covid vaccination campaign. Several vaccination centers are located across the country. Princess Mette-Marit of Norway visited one of them. On December 16, the Crown Princess visited the Grünerløkka vaccination center in Oslo. According to the Royal Norwegian Court, the district of Grünerløkka has 65,000 inhabitants, of which more than 44,000 are between 18 and 40 years old. “This high population density around the same age group means that many people have received their summons to be vaccinated at the same time,” says Histoires Royales. The center must therefore manage a very large number of patients who risk arriving at the same time.
Princess Mette-Marit wants to pay tribute to health workers working in vaccination centers. During her visit to the Grünerløkka vaccination center, the princess was able to speak with several members of the team. She was able to discuss Ingunn Tilden Orvik, a nurse who works on the front line at the center. During her visit, the princess was also able to exchange a few words with the head of logistics and coordination of the regional area, according to Histoires Royales. “The meetings and discussions took place in the outer courtyard of the center to respect social distancing,” says the magazine.
Mette-Marit of Norway, the crown princess is impressed by the work of the officers in the vaccination centers
“Health workers get up every day for people to get their doses of the vaccine,” she told reporters. “It’s impressive. They stand up for the community, and that’s important,” she continued. It is worth remembering that vaccination centers in Norway are currently administering the third booster dose of the vaccine. Royal Stories also notes that Crown Prince Haakon, the princess’ husband, was declared a contact case on December 15, the day before the princess visited.
Princess Mette-Marit of Norway © Dana Press