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Iceland to Receive 5,000 Doses of Moderna Vaccine Through February

By Gréta Sigríður Einarsdóttir

Photo: Retha Ferguson, Wikimedia Commons.

According to the Ministry of Health’s vaccine distribution schedule, Iceland will receive 5,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine in January and February but after that, distribution will increase. This is proportional to the amount of vaccine distributed to other nations in the EU vaccine negotiations, based on population. It is hoped that the Moderna vaccine will receive its marketing license today from the European Medicines Agency. Iceland is expecting 128,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine total, enough to vaccinate 64,000 people.

Before the end of last year, Iceland received 10,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine. According to distribution schedules, Iceland will receive a minimum of 45,000 additional doses from Pfizer in the first quarter of 2021. The next shipment is scheduled for January 20 and it is expected to be similarly sized. Shortly before the end of the year, Iceland signed another deal with Pfizer securing 80,000 doses in addition to the 170,000 doses previously negotiated. According to a release from the Ministry of Health, there is also a chance Iceland might receive more of the Pfizer vaccine during the first quarter due to the new deal.

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