Vaccinations Begin in Iceland

Vala Hafstað

COVID-19 vaccinations began in Iceland  at 9 am this morning when four healthcare workers were vaccinated, mbl.is reports.

Among them was Hilma Ýr Davíðsdóttir, ER nurse. She has multiple sclerosis and was pleased to receive the vaccine this early. “Getting COVID wouldn’t be good for me,” she stated .

The first COVID-19 vaccinations in Iceland.

The first COVID-19 vaccinations in Iceland. Photo/The Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management


Anna Karen Richardson, medical student and ER assistant, was vaccinated as well. “It’s great to be vaccinated,” she stated. “I hope this goes well and that we can vaccinate as many as possible as soon as possible.”

Once the four healthcare workers had been vaccinated,  20 residents at the Seljahlíð nursing home in Reykjavík were next in line.

The first COVID-19 vaccinations in Iceland.

The first COVID-19 vaccinations in Iceland. Photo/The Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management

Þorleifur Hauksson was the first one to be vaccinated at Seljahlíð. He described the vaccination as his biggest Christmas present. You can watch him being vaccinated in the video above.

The company Jónar Transport will distribute the vaccine to 21 locations throughout the country.

The first four people to receive COVID-19 vaccinations in Iceland.

The first four people to receive COVID-19 vaccinations in Iceland. Photo/The Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management

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