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One step closer to a joint Nordic vaccine production

The Nordic countries are looking into starting joint vaccine production facilities to be prepared for future pandemics.

Last year, Sweden took the initiative for Nordic co-operation, which will map the resources of both public and private companies when it comes to the development and production of vaccines in the Nordic region.

“It’s about trying to find a solution so that in a future pandemic when we need it we have a greater and better capacity to be able to quickly provide our citizens with vaccines.”

“It’s about trying to find a solution so that in a future pandemic when we need it we have a greater and better capacity to be able to quickly provide our citizens with vaccines,” said Minister of Trade and Industry Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson to news agency TT.

The governments announced that a feasibility study is to be carried out for completion in May.

“The Norwegian health industry is a knowledge-intensive industry in growth. We have good environments within the fields of medicines and medical equipment development. This study will provide useful knowledge about opportunities for joint Nordic co-operation within the development of vaccines,” says Minister of Trade and Industry Jan Christian Vestre (AP).

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