Health clinics around the capital area have received 6,500 doses of measles vaccination, allowing an ongoing vaccination initiation to resume around Reykjavík, Vísir reports. Public health officials have been urging residents to get vaccinated if they are not already, following a handful of confirmed measles cases in Iceland this spring. Three thousand doses of the vaccine were distributed in Reykjavík and East Iceland last weekend, all of which were used.
Health clinics will be open for measles vaccination walk-ins every weekday between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm. People who prefer not to have to wait can also make an appointment in advance. Adults will pay a small facility fee, but will not have to pay for the vaccination itself.
The vaccination initiative is focused on two target groups:
Children 6 – 18 months old
Adults born in 1970 or later who have not received the measles vaccination, or are not sure that they did
Adults who have already been vaccinated do not have to be vaccinated again. Health Clinics are not able to look up prior vaccination records, so residents are encouraged to try and locate the blue vaccination cards that they would have received at the time of vaccination.