APN Podcast: Vaccination of Finland

Vaccines are being introduced globally as countries work to stop the spread of Covid-19, so this week’s All Points North is looking at how Finland is doing things.

Hanna Nohynek The THL said that if everything goes into plans from now on, it is possible that most people may be offered the vaccine before Midsummer.

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But it’s big, if after the teeth rise in recent weeks. He told us that sourcing vaccines is the biggest problem.

"We have received the number of doses we expected to receive Pfizer-BioNTech and the authorization of AstraZeneca’s adenovirus vaccination has been delayed," said Nohynek.

"They expected to get it at the end of last year and we could introduce it. [But] As you know, the European Medicines Agency will be discussing this in the fourth week of January."

We also heard Pirta Hotulainen, which is part of a group of researchers and doctors that requires the so – called. nullacid strategy.

"New virus options create a new situation," said Hotulainen. "Because I think we were just waiting for everyone to get all the vaccinations, and then everything would be fine. But now, if new variants are coming to Finland, the threat is that they will start to spread very aggressively, and then we should also suppress very aggressively, because we may find ourselves in a situation like Ireland today, where new cases are just shooting. And this situation is very difficult to manage, so we should act before we are in this crisis."

In this week’s program, we’ll talk about the very cold weather and ‘snow meaddon’ in southern Finland, preview the local elections in April, and offer a regular summary of the week’s most popular stories.

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This week’s presentation was presented by Egan Richardson and Ndéla Faye. The producer was Mark B.Odom and the sound engineer was Anders Johansson.

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