Posts tagged as Vaccination

Over 100,000 people have had both jabs in Latvia

Friday, May 14, 2021

Vaccination cycle against Covid-19 has completed for 101,358 people or 5.37% of Latvia’s population, according to the National Health Service data, LETA reported May 14. This week, vaccination rates remained high, with the number of people vaccinated in one day exceeding 15,000. However, it was less than last week, when one-day vaccination records were set with nearly 21,000 people vaccinated on May 6. 359,084 people or 19.01% of the population…

Youth aged 16 and over will start getting jabs next week

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Next week, from May 17, 16-year-olds will be able to apply for vaccination against Covid-19, Health Minister Daniels Pavļuts told the government May 13. Young people are planning to be vaccinated with the vaccine produced by Pfizer/BioNTech. People aged 16 and over will be able to apply on manavakcina.lv or by calling 8989, or contacting the office where vaccination is carried out. In total, around 617,000 doses of different vaccines have been…

Children’s vaccination in Latvia could start in June

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

In June, vaccination against Covid-19 could be possible for children above 12 years of age, Dace Zavadska, Chair of the State Immunization Council told Latvian Radio May 11. She said that teenage vaccination would be possible to begin in June if the vaccines were approved for use in late May, as scheduled. Vaccine manufacturers then plan to complete clinical trials with children of different ages. On the other hand, the vaccination of…

Vilnius authorities invite people over 35 to get AZ jabs over the weekend

Monday, May 10, 2021

The Lithuanian government is planning to launch mass vaccination in late May and is currently still giving jabs to people over 65 and those in priority groups. With some 6,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine shots remaining unused, Vilnius authorities have invited people over 35 to register for jabs over the weekend. Jabs will be offered to younger people in order to use up the supplies of AstraZeneca vaccines. People over…

Vaccine record hit Thursday in Latvia

Friday, May 7, 2021

The largest number of people vaccinated in one day has been recorded in Latvia on Thursday, with 15,549 people getting their jabs, according to the National Health Service (NVD), LETA reported May 7. So far the largest number of people vaccinated against Covid-19 was recorded in Latvia on April 28, when 14,276 people got the jab. On Thursday in Latvia, 8,665 people received the first dose of Covid-19, while 6,810 persons…

Latvia could reach EU average vaccination pace in summer: health minister

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Latvia could reach the European average vaccination rate in June or July this year, the Minister of Health Daniels Pavļuts told Latvian Radio May 5. The minister said mass vaccinations against Covid-19 have started in Latvia and the pace of vaccination will continue to grow. During the last four holidays, around 20 000 people were vaccinated against Covid-19. This week is expected to be the best in terms of the…

Government decides against Russian-language vaccination newspaper

Friday, April 30, 2021

At the meeting on April 29, Latvian government decided against producing informative materials about vaccination in Russian. On Thursday, the government discussed possible exceptions to legislation in order to allow people to be informed of vaccination against Covid-19 in foreign languages, including in Russian, through a “vaccination paper”. However, the proposal was not supported and a way of providing information that is consistent with existing laws will have to be sought.…

Vaccinated persons will not be subject to workplace Covid screening in Latvia

Thursday, April 29, 2021

On Thursday, April 29, the government approved amendments drafted by the Ministry of Health to rules allowing fully vaccinated individuals not to perform routine Covid-19 screening tests at workplaces. The Ministry said that such rules are intended for medical practitioners, employees of social care centers, educational establishments and others who need to carry out screening tests daily. In view of the fact that mild cases may also occur after vaccination…

Vaccination in Latvia to be started on May 3

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Vaccination of all residents in Latvia, irrespective of the priority group, will be started on May 3, the government agreed today. Initially the government planned to launch vaccination of all residents not later than on May 10, but during discussions, the government decided to start it sooner. Before that two more priority groups will be opened. Starting from April 30, vaccination of critically important public sector employees and employees of…

Latvia hit vaccination record last week

Monday, April 26, 2021

Latvia achieved the highest pace of vaccination so far against Covid-19 last week, hitting a record for the second week in a row, according to data from the National Health Service (NVD), LETA reported April 26. Last week, 33,860 people received their first jab against Covid-19 and the second dose was received by 9,950, with an average of 6,300 people per day being vaccinated. The single-day record was also broken, almost 10,000…