Vaccination of children born in 2016

Mynd af frétt Vaccination of children born in 2016

The Chief Epidemiologist has decided to invite the parents of children between the ages of 5 and 11 to have their children vaccinated against COVID-19.

Information for children and adults about the vaccination of children against COVID-19 in multiple languages:

We started with elementary-school children, but now it’s time for kindergarten children.

Parents of children born in 2016 will be offered vaccination for their children in week 3, January 17th-21st. 

Vaccinations will be conducted from 10:00 to 15:00 in Laugardalshöll

The date of vaccination is dependent on the child’s date of birth.

  • Monday, January 17th - Children born in January and February
  • Tuesday, January 18th - Children born in  March, April and May
  • Wednesday, January19th - Children born in June, July and August
  • Thursday, January 20th - Children born in September and October
  • Friday, January 21st - Children born in November and December

The child comes in to Laugardalshöll with a companion at the correct date according to month of birth. The companion is with the child the entire time. Masks are mandatory for both adults and children.

Children born in January 2017 who have turned 5 years old are welcome, as well as elementary-school children who did not yet receive their vaccination. Siblings can come together.

Vaccination for all children aged 5-11 will be available during the next few weeks in an open house in Laugardalshöll, like all vaccinations for those 12 years old and older.

Note that during this week (week 3), we also have an open house in Laugardalshöll and everybody is invited to get vaccinated, either with first shots or booster shots. 

Consent/request for vaccination 

This vaccination is always voluntary.

Children must be registered for the vaccination by a parent or a legal guardian. A link to the registration site: 

On the page you can:

  • register your child for vaccination
  • authorise others to accompany the child when they come in for a vaccination
  • reject/ postpone vaccination

When a child has been registered for vaccination, a barcode is sent by text message. It is the guardian‘s responsibility to forward the barcode if they wish for someone else to accompany the child to their vaccination. Showing the barcode on the vaccination site is therefore equivalent to giving consent.

Further information: Process to opt in or out of COVID-19 vaccination for 5-11 year old children will be live 7. January 2022 

Frequently Asked Questions

If your child is specially sensitive and needs more privacy in the vaccination, you must inform the employee who scans at the reception.

Children who are ill or in quarantine on the vaccination day should wait to get vaccinated until they are well, and if the illness is related to COVID-19, then until 3 months after their diagnosis with COVID-19.

Children that have been diagnosed with COVID-19 should not receive a vaccine until 3 months after their day of diagnosis. 

Children with history of anaphylaxis after vaccination or another injected drug should not be vaccinated unless a specialist in allergy medicine determines vaccination can be done safely.

Laugardalshöll will remain open to children who can‘t come at their given time.

If someone arrives without a barcode, the National ID Number will be looked up. That way we will check if vaccination has been requested and who is allowed to accompany the child. In these situations we will ask for identification.

Parents that do not have an electronic ID can come to the information desk at Laugardalshöll to register the child. Legal identification must be presented.

Children who don‘t have an Icelandic National ID Number can be registered for vaccination at

Registration for vaccination follows the legislation for clinical records. Only health care workers that work directly with an individual will have access to their personal information. Information is never passed to a third party. Therefore, staff in schools will not receive information about which child is vaccinated and which child isn‘t.

Further information: