Denmark offers free flu vaccine to all children between 2 and 6 years. In Norway, we barely have access to the vaccine.
Norwegian Maria Nordø Jørstad (39) has four healthy children who have received the flu vaccine in Denmark. They get a nasal spray which Danes believe can protect the risk groups and prevent congested hospitals.
Maria Nordø Jørstad lives with her husband and brand children in Copenhagen. On Tuesday, the children went to the GP to take the flu vaccine which is recommended for all children between 2 and 6 years in Denmark.
First out was Mikael, five years old. One spray in each nostril, then he would “sniff like a mouse” before he was done.
– When he came out laughing, it was no problem to get the triplets in three years to take it, says Jørstad.
She thinks it was easier and faster than spraying, no child does not like.
– If we can help prevent infection by the children getting the vaccine, then we think it is a good contribution to society, says the mother of four.
The offer has existed in Denmark for just over a month. After an information meeting in the kindergarten, Jørstad called the doctor to make an appointment.
That is not the case in Norway.
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