All ages drawn in vaccination lottery
Each group contains roughly 1,000 people, as year groups are split by gender, and roughly a third in each have already been vaccinated due to underlying health issues or other reasons.
The first group that will be invited next week is men born in 1979. The last group at the end of June will be women born in 1985. The youngest age group, born in 2005, were not drawn and are all automatically in week three so that more time can be spent preparing for them.
People who cannot make the appointment offered via SMS need not worry. Once a barcode has been issued, it remains valid and can be used the next time the offered vaccine is being used. In other words, someone offered a Moderna vaccine (for example) cannot go the following day and receive a Pfizer vaccine. They must wait until the next Moderna day. The Heilsugæslan website shows which vaccines are being used on which days.
People without a registered gender in the system are assigned to one group or the other. Gender is being used primarily as a way to split groups up into manageable sizes, and not for medical purposes. The computer system tags people only eligible for MRNA vaccines based on a number of different factors, not only gender.
The three-week calendar below is not set in stone and could move faster or slower depending on how much vaccine is available. The below applies to the capital region only, but all other regions are also running a similar system.
Next week (7-11 June):
Week two (14-18 June):
Week three (21-25 June):
2005 men and women