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The activities of the Department of Vaccines include:


  • Giving advice to health personnel on vaccination.
  • Providing advice to the Ministry of Health and Care Services on vaccination, especially on the national childhood immunisation programme.
  • Providing information to the public on vaccines and vaccination.
  • Developing information materials such as brochures and reports.


  • Monitoring vaccination coverage in the childhood immunisation programme through a national electronic vaccination registry (SYSVAK).
  • Monitoring adverse events following immunisation.

Vaccine supply

  • Supply of vaccines for the national childhood immunisation programme, influenza vaccines for risk groups and state-funded vaccines.
  • Wholesaler for vaccines and specific immunoglobulins with authorisation to distribute vaccines directly to health personnel.


  • Research on vaccines and vaccine-related issues.


Switchboard: +47 21 07 70 00

Department manager

Britt Wolden

Fasttelefon: +47 21 07 65 15

Visiting address

Lovisenberggata 6

0456 Oslo

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Postal address

Norwegian Institute of Public Health, PO Box 222 Skøyen

N-0213 Oslo

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Britt Wolden

Department Director

Tlf: +47 21 07 65 15

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