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Photo: Golli. Mass vaccination against COVID-19 at Laugardalshöll in Reykjavík.

Last Chance for Jab Before Summer Vacation

Reykjavík capital area residents that have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19 have one more chance to get the jab this Wednesday, or they will have to wait until vaccination staff returns from vacation in mid-August, reports. Residents who want to get vaccinated can drop in to the Laugardalshöll mass vaccination centre between 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM this Wednesday, July 7, where they will receive a shot of the single-dose Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine.

Already 1,200 have registered to receive the jab on Wednesday but Ragnheiður Ósk Erlendsdóttir, head of nursing at capital area healthcare centres, says there are plenty of doses of Janssen to go around. She encourages all those who are 18 and over to drop in, with the exception of those who are pregnant. Next week vaccination staff will be administering second doses of Moderna and Pfizer on Tuesday, after which staff will go on summer vacation. Vaccination will resume in mid-August.

As of today, 70.84% of Iceland’s population has received one or both doses of COVID-19 vaccine while 60.48% is fully vaccinated. Iceland currently has 28 active cases of COVID-19.

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