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  1. Article

    When will your child be offered vaccines?

    Here is an overview of when your child will be offered vaccines as part of the Childhood Immunisation Programme.

  2. Article

    Why is vaccination so important?

    A vaccine activates our immune system without making us sick. Many dangerous infectious diseases can be prevented in this simple and effective way.

  3. Article

    Before and after vaccination

    Before the vaccination, the public health nurse will ask whether the child is healthy and if there were any reactions after previous vaccines. Most children show little or no reactions to vaccines.

  4. Article

    Vaccine against tuberculosis (BCG)

    Children in defined risk groups are offered the vaccine in infancy.

  5. Article

    Vaccine against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and poliomyelitis

    Children in 2nd grade (about 7 years) and 10th grade (about 15 years) are offered the vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and poliomyelitis.

  6. Article

    Vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR vaccine)

    Children are offered the MMR vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella at the age of 15 months and in 6th grade (approximately 11 years).

  7. Article

    Vaccine against pneumococcal disease

    Children are offered a vaccine against pneumococcal disease at their 3-, 5- and 12-month check-ups at the public health centre.

  8. Article

    Vaccine against HPV (human papilloma virus)

    The HPV vaccine has been offered to girls in 7th grade since the 2009/2010 school year. From autumn 2018, boys will also be offered the vaccine.

  9. Article

    Vaccine against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis, Hib-infection and hepatitis B

    At 3, 5 and 12 months, children are offered a vaccine against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis, Hib infection and hepatitis B at the public health clinic.

  10. Article

    Vaccine against rotavirus disease

    Rotavirus is the cause of approximately half of the cases of diarrhoea and vomiting in infants and toddlers. The virus transmits very easily.

  11. Research overview

    Support for housing adjustments for the elderly and adults with physical disabilities: a systematic mapping review

    A systematic mapping review of empirical research about support provided for housing adjustments to increase the possibility amongst the elderly and physically disabled to continue living at home.

  12. Research overview

    Approaches to reduce welfare- and insurance fraud: A systematic mapping review

    This is a systematic mapping review to identify and describe all research about efforts to prevent and identify welfare- and insurance fraud.

  13. Systematic review

    Digital interventions for couples with relationship problems: a systematic review

    We conducted a systematic review on the effects and the experiences with digital interventions for couples who do not want to attend therapy or counselling, individually or in a group.

  14. Article

    The youth obesity challenge

    CO-CREATE kicked off with an official opening and project meeting in Oslo on June 27 and 28 in Oslo.

  15. Research findings

    Meningococcal disease: Short way from harmless bacteria to major epidemics

    With just two gene mutations, harmless bacteria transform into a strain that could cause major epidemics in Niger and Nigeria. This is shown by a research study at the Norwegian Institute of Public

  16. Guidance

    Guidelines for investigation of outbreaks of food- and waterborne diseases

    Description of methods, procedures and responsibilities for investigation and management of outbreaks of diseases in which foods, beverages, drinking water or animals are suspected infection source.

  17. Article

    Young people will tackle obesity in new EU project

    A consortium of 14 international research and advocacy organisations meet in Oslo, Norway 27-28 June to kick off a ground-breaking project to tackle overweight and obesity in you

  18. Statistics

    76,000 elderly people were dispensed at least 15 medicines during 2017

    Drug use among the elderly has increased year-on-year. In 2017, approximately 76,000 elderly people living at home were dispensed at least 15 prescription drugs, 570,000 were dispensed five or more.

  19. Report

    Drug consumption statistics 2018:2 Norwegian Prescription Database 2013–2017

    The theme of this report is drug use among the elderly. It includes comprehensive information about the number of people who were dispensed drugs from pharmacies in Norway in the last five years.

  20. Health technology assessment

    The MicraTM Transcatheter Pacing System, a leadless pacemaker, in patients indicated for single-chamber ventricular pacemaker implantation: A single technology assessment

    In this single technology assessment, we assessed a leadless pacemaker for patients indicated for single-chamber ventricular pacemaker implantation.