Vaccinations against influenza 2021

Mynd af frétt Vaccinations against influenza 2021

Vaccinations against influenza will be available at all health care centres in the latter half of October. 

For the first two weeks we will only vaccinate people belonging to priority groups. Vaccinations become available to everyone in November.

Vaccines are given between 8:30 and 15:30. There is no need to book an appointment.

It is recommended to wear a T-shirt or shirt when you come in for a vaccination. This way it is easier and faster to gain access to your arm. Remember to wear a mask and do not come to be vaccinated if you have any symptoms.  

At least fourteen days must pass between a COVID-19 vaccination and an influenza vaccination.

The priority groups are as follows:

  • Those who are 60 years old or older. 
  • People suffering from chronic illnesses, such as heart, lung, kidney and liver diseases, diabetes, serious diseases and other immunosuppressive diseases.
  • Pregnant women

People belonging to these groups get the vaccine free of charge but are charged an appointment fee of 500 ISK, with the exception of senior citizens or people with disabilities who are exempt from an appointment fee. 

In November the vaccine becomes available to everyone. At that time, all are welcome to come in for an influenza vaccine at their health care centre without making an appointment beforehand.

Those who are younger than 60 years old and do not belong to any at risk groups are required to pay both an appointment fee and for the vaccine (Vaxigrip Tetra) itself, now priced at 1800 ISK.