COVID-19 vaccination in Iceland
|Date||27 December 2020 (2020-12-27) – present|
|Target||Full immunization of people in Iceland against COVID-19|
|Participants||281,404 people have received at least one dose|
275,493 people have been fully vaccinated (received two doses)
|Outcome||82% 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, which is over 78% of the country's population. The vaccines approved for use in Iceland are Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen. Iceland has also signed a contract with CureVac.
Vaccines on order
There are several COVID-19 vaccines at various stages of development around the world.
|Pfizer–BioNTech||21 December 2020||27 December 2020|
|Moderna||6 January 2021||12 January 2021|
|Oxford-AstraZeneca||29 January 2021||7 February 2021|
|Janssen||11 March 2021||Yes|
Iceland has divided its population into ten groups in the order of priority of receiving COVID-19 vaccine. These groups are as follows:
- 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
Note: Target population is 12 years and older.
- "Statistical information vaccine". www.covid.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 30 May 2021.
- "What's the status of COVID-19 vaccination in Iceland?". Iceland Review. 2021-05-25. Retrieved 30 May 2021.
- "Vaccine agreements". www.covid.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 30 May 2021.
- "Official information about COVID-19 in Iceland". www.covid.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 30 May 2021.
- Our World in Data, owid-covid-data.csv, updated continuously
COVID-19 vaccination in Europe
|States with limited|