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Nervous PM received first jab

12.05.2021 - 11:07
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 Mynd: Freyr Arnarson - RÚV
Prime minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir was among the 12,000 people to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Reykjavík’s Laugardalshöll arena yesterday. She admitted that she is not a big fan of injections: “I’ve been so stressed about the injection all day and not thought about anything else than coming here. I’m just a bit...well, it’s like going to the dentist. But it was all so very well done and I can say to everyone who is scared of injections that they have nothing to fear,” she said after.

Katrín will receive the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine after three weeks and told RÚV it is great to have reached this point in the pandemic, after a difficult 14 months.

She said the operation at Laugardalshöll was amazing—and even more so because people do not see all the work going on behind the scenes, including the many nurses working to prepare the vaccine for injection.  

Katrín also used the opportunity to reiterate that the crisis is not over yet; pointing to the situation in Skagafjörður, where a group outbreak has paralysed the north-western community in recent days. “We are not over it and still need to have some measures in place.” 

She said the authorities are still aiming to relieve restrictions in stages, but would not be drawn on details. 

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