From Iceland — 1,000 Moderna Vaccine Doses Arriving Next Week, With More To Follow

1,000 Moderna Vaccine Doses Arriving Next Week, With More To Follow

Published January 8, 2021

Andie Sophia Fontaine
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It has now been confirmed that 1,000 doses of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine will be arriving in Iceland next week, Vísir reports. This information was verified by Júlía Rós Atladóttir, the managing director of Distica, the company which handles vaccine distribution in Iceland.

In addition, another 5,000 doses, which is enough to cover 2,500 people, will be arriving in January and February. In all, Iceland will receive 128,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine from Moderna.

The Pfizer vaccine continues to be distributed across the country. As it stands now, Icelandic health authorities are vaccinating the populace in order of priority. Those aged 70 and older, paramedics who transport coronavirus patients, and other healthcare workers are due to receive vaccinations next.

However many doses of a coronavirus vaccine, from whom, and when they arrive, Icelanders are ready. Two separate polls have shown that about 92% of Icelanders consider it likely that they will get themselves vaccinated.

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