Mass vaccination in Longyearbyen after Easter


After Easter, Longyearbyen Hospital begins with mass vaccination of Longyearbyen's residents over the age of 45 and those aged 18-75 with underlying diseases (see list below).

Published 3/26/2021

The vaccination will take place in Svalbardhallen from 17.00 on Thursday 8th of April and Wednesday 14th of April.

Those who are to be vaccinated must register electronically via this link timebestilling.remin.no/Svalbard and show up at the booked time.

Via the link, you also fill in a self-declaration form.

You must use BankID to log in. Those who do not have a BankID and social security number can contact Longyearbyen Hospital on telephone 79 02 42 00 to book an appointment and register.

Appointments also include:

  • Registration if you do not want a vaccine.
  • That you can put yourself on a waiting list if you want a vaccine but are not in the right group of age.

The vaccine used is Moderna. The next dose is about six weeks ahead, so you have to be here on the island for both vaccines! Feel free to wear a t-shirt under the jacket. Remember face mask and ID.

Everyone who has been vaccinated must wait 30 minutes afterwards.

List of serious underlying diseases:

  • Organ transplantation
  • Immune deficiency
  • Hematological cancer in the last five years

Other active cancer, ongoing or recently discontinued treatment for cancer (especially immunosuppressive therapy, radiation therapy for the lungs or chemotherapy). By recently completed treatment is meant within the last 6 months.

  • Neurological diseases or muscle diseases that cause reduced cough or lung function (eg ALS, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome)
  • Chronic kidney disease or significant renal impairment
  • Chronic liver disease or significant hepatic impairment
  • Immunosuppressive therapy as for autoimmune diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic lung disease, including cystic fibrosis and severe asthma that has resulted in the use of high-dose inhaled steroids or steroid tablets over the past year. This does not apply to those with well-regulated asthma.
  • Obesity with a body mass index (BMI) of 35 kg / m2 or higher
  • Dementia
  • Chronic cardiovascular disease (excluding high blood pressure)
  • Stroke