Iceland’s chief epidemiologist recently said herd immunity could not be achieved through vaccination. Despite vaccinating 71% of the population Iceland is seeing a spike in cases.
They are seeing a lower hospitalization rate than previous spikes, and have not seen any deaths in their current spike.
Iceland does plan to offer a third booster dose to high-risk/elderly groups.
In a public radio interview, the chief epidemiologist says herd immunity must be achieved through transmission, not vaccination.
He later walked back these comments saying curbing infections is the goal.
Some countries like Isreal are seeing the vaccine wear off after 6-8 months, Iceland, however, vaccinated recently, is still seeing a spike in cases.