From Iceland – The government estimates that it can vaccinate 40,000 people in April

From Iceland - The government estimates that it can vaccinate 40,000 people in April

The Ministry of Health estimates that it can fully vaccinate about 10,000 people a week in April, RÚV reports. This would be equal to the number of people who have received at least one shot of the two required for vaccination since vaccinations began in Iceland.

February 15, Svandís Svavarsdóttir, Minister of Health told reporters that the government planned to vaccinate about 190,000 people at the end of June and said “these are numbers we can meet”.

But as of this writing, only over 20,000 people are now fully vaccinated in Iceland. At this rate, the government will only have vaccinated about 80,000 people by the end of June.

The Jansen vaccine, which is due to arrive in Iceland on April 16, will be delivered in 3,500 doses. This vaccine requires only one shot. It will be part of the various vaccines that Iceland currently uses, which are from Pfizer, Moderna and Astra Zeneca, which the government decided to start using earlier this week.

The government expects about 30,000 Moderna vaccines in the second quarter of this year, starting in April, at about 10,000 doses a month. There are also plans for 37,000 Pfizer vaccines in April, as well as 25,600 doses from Astra Zeneca. However, there are no timelines for the Moderna or Astra Zeneca vaccines yet.

If all goes according to plan, the government estimates they can vaccinate about 10,000 people each week until April. Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir told reporters yesterday that despite a slow start, “This plan is still in force. Nothing in itself has changed regarding what we have said, but regardless of how I feel [the vaccinations] could go faster. “

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Source: The Nordic Page

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