COVID-19 vaccination in Iceland

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COVID-19 vaccination in Iceland
Date27 December 2020 (2020-12-27) – present
CauseCOVID-19 pandemic
TargetFull immunization of people in Iceland against COVID-19
Participants281,404 people have received at least one dose
275,493 people have been fully vaccinated (received two doses)
Outcome82% of the total population have received at least one dose
80.2% of the total population have been fully vaccinated

COVID-19 vaccination in Iceland is an effort to immunize the adult population of Iceland due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of July 2021, more than 260,000 individuals have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine,[1] which is over 78% of the country's population.[2] The vaccines approved for use in Iceland are Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen. Iceland has also signed a contract with CureVac.[3]

Vaccines on order

There are several COVID-19 vaccines at various stages of development around the world.

Vaccine Approval Deployment
Pfizer–BioNTech Green check.svg 21 December 2020 Green check.svg 27 December 2020
Moderna Green check.svg 6 January 2021 Green check.svg 12 January 2021
Oxford-AstraZeneca Green check.svg 29 January 2021 Green check.svg 7 February 2021
Janssen Green check.svg 11 March 2021 Green check.svg Yes
CureVac Pending Pending
Novavax Pending Pending
Valneva Pending Pending
Sanofi–GSK Pending Pending

Priority schedule

Iceland has divided its population into ten groups in the order of priority of receiving COVID-19 vaccine. These groups are as follows:[4]

  • Group 1: Healthcare professionals working at emergency wards.
  • Group 2: Healthcare professionals working in outpatient wards.
  • Group 3: People living in nursing homes.
  • Group 4: Paramedics, ambulance staff, fire brigade employees and other essential workers.
  • Group 5: Healthcare professionals in the primary care.
  • Group 6: Individuals aged 60 years or above.
  • Group 7: Individuals at risk due to underlying long-term illnesses.
  • Group 8: Employees in schools and select groups of welfare and social workers.
  • Group 9: People living in sensitive circumstances, fragile social and economic situations.
  • Group 10: All others.

Everyone will be offered a chance to get a vaccine, but vaccination is not mandatory in Iceland. Pregnant women are not considered as a priority group for vaccination in Iceland.

Progress to date

Data as reported by Our World in Data.[5]

Note: Target population is 12 years and older.


  1. ^ "Statistical information vaccine". (in Icelandic). Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  2. ^ "What's the status of COVID-19 vaccination in Iceland?". Iceland Review. 2021-05-25. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Vaccine agreements". (in Icelandic). Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Official information about COVID-19 in Iceland". (in Icelandic). Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  5. ^ Our World in Data, owid-covid-data.csv, updated continuously