Posts tagged as vaccine

Foreign Vice-Minister Pranckevičius: Vaccine manufacturing capacity and supply still pose a challenge for vaccination in the EU

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

On 20 April, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Arnoldas Pranckevičius took part in an informal video conference of European Affairs Ministers, which took stock of the COVID-19 EU coordination, assessed the state of play of EU-UK relations, discussed the rule-of-law developments in the EU, the upcoming Conference on the Future of Europe, as well as the Enlargement and the Stabilisation and Association process. As regards the COVID-19 EU…

Weekend ‘live queue’ saw 8,600 people vaccinated in Latvia

Monday, April 19, 2021

Over three days when, in seven cities of Latvia, all residents were able to receive a vaccine against Covid-19, more than 8,600 people received a jab, Latvian Television reported April 18. On Friday, the vaccine could be received in Rīga, Jelgava and Jūrmala, on Saturday, the vaccine against Covid-19 could be obtained in two centers in Rīga, as well as in Jelgava, Jūrmala, Cēsis, Liepāja, Daugavpils and Rēzekne, while on…

Jelgava and Jūrmala vaccine queues closed

Saturday, April 17, 2021

In Jelgava and Jurmala, where on Friday any resident could receive an anti-Covid-19 at vaccination centers, the interest was so high that around 13:00 the line was closed because all vaccines supplied to the center would be used. The vaccination bureau said on Twitter that the line was closed in Jurmala and Jelgava and asked people not to go anymore today but wait for tomorrow or Sunday. Around 500 people were…

Pfizer vaccine may put people at higher risk for COVID variants, Israeli study shows

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Israeli researchers found people who received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine were eight times more likely to be infected with the South African variant, and people who received one dose of the vaccine were more likely to get the UK variant. A new study by Israeli researchers found that a South African variant of COVID may put people who have been vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at higher risk…

Latvian Health Minister demotes state secretary

Thursday, April 8, 2021

State Secretary of the Ministry of Health Daina Mūrmane-Umbraško has been reprimanded and demoted for actions related to the purchase of BioNTech/Pfizer vaccines, Health Minister Daniels Pavļuts said at a press conference April 8. In the first vaccine procurement, on 19 November 2020, Latvia could have applied for up to 860 000 doses of “Pfizer” vaccines, but a decision on the purchase of 97 500 was taken. In the next round,…

Vaccine record set as this week’s goal in Latvia

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Health Minister Daniels Pavļuts said that new records of vaccination numbers are forecast for this week, Latvian Television reported April 6. The Minister told LTV that over a normal weekend, only a few hundred people would have been vaccinated, whereas during the Easter holiday the number was around 7,000, and almost all of that was done in the  mass vaccination centers.   He said that the mass centers had “passed…

Around 8% of Latvians have had their first Covid jab

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

As of Monday, 121,868 persons or 8% of the Latvian adult population had received at least one Covid-19 jab, Health Ministry said April 5. Nearly three weeks ago the  figure was 6%  , so, despite the opening of mass vaccination centers over Easter holiday, the growth has not been rapid. Following the opening of three priority vaccination groups on the Easter holiday, in Latvia the vaccine against Covid-19 is gradually…

J&J to launch Covid-19 vaccine deliveries to Europe on April 19

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) said Monday it would start delivering its single-shot Covid-19 vaccine to Europe on April 19, giving the continent a boost as it struggles to speed up its vaccination drive. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved the J&J jab in mid-March, following approval of vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca. Unlike the previously registered vaccines, it takes only one dose of the J&J…

Latvia to resume inoculations with AstraZeneca on Friday

Friday, March 19, 2021

Latvia will resume inoculations with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Friday after suspending the use of the vaccine while the European regulator was reviewing its safety, Health Minister Daniels Pavluts announced at a news conference Thursday. Vaccination centers will be informed about the decision and the permission to resume AstraZeneca vaccinations will be given on Friday, the minister said. Family physicians’ practices and other institutions involved in Latvia’s immunization drive…

Latvia suspends use of AstraZeneca vaccine

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Latvian health authorities said Monday they were temporarily suspending the use of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine, following the lead of other countries to have paused rollouts over blood clot fears. Latvia’s “health authorities are asking doctors not to use the opened vials of the AstraZeneca vaccine and not to open new ones,” the Baltic state’s health agencies said in a joint statement. They said they were halting the use of the…