From Iceland — Waiting Period For Booster Shot Shortened

Waiting Period For Booster Shot Shortened

Published January 18, 2022

Andie Sophia Fontaine
Photo by
John Pearson

In an announcement from chief epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason posted to, the wait time between one’s second vaccination and their booster shot has been shortened from five months to four.

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“This new policy will go into effect next week (from and including January 24th) and will be advertised in greater detail by area health clinics,” the announcement continues. “Individuals will be called in for vaccinations. Vaccinations will be done with Moderna or Pzifer, but there is presently a limited amount of Pfizer in the country.”

Some 171,895 Icelanders have already received a booster shot, and boosters have proven effective in preventing infection from the coronavirus, including the Omicron variant.

For the unfamiliar, getting a booster shot is a very straightforward process, with no barcode required. More information on that can be found here. For your first and second vaccination, you can sign up here.

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