Posts tagged as vaccine

7,200 doses of Janssen were delivered to Latvia

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

After a long break due to the manufacturer’s delay, 7,200 doses of Janssen single-dose vaccines were delivered to Latvia on Tuesday, September 14. More than 19,000 doses are scheduled to arrive on September 21, National Health Service (NVD) said. The small volume currently delivered, the Vaccination working group decided to prioritize the allocation of Janssen vaccines to hospital patients, patients getting home-visit vaccination (bedbound and senior patients), persons with mental…

People with immunosuppressed can receive an additional vaccine

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

State Concil of Immunization said that people with suppressed immunity can receive an additional vaccine against Covid-19. The National Health Service (NVD)’s leading expert on healthcare, Līga Gaigala, said that there are currently around 10,000 people identified who could receive an additional dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. The number can change with patients evaluated by doctors. Dace Zavadska, head of the State Council of Immunization, said that the need for an…

802,602 people have got the first Covid jab in Latvia

Thursday, August 12, 2021

According to data compiled by the National Health Service, 802,602 people have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in Latvia. On Wednesday, vaccination rates were still relatively low, with a total of 5,928 people being vaccinated. The first dose of the vaccine was received by 3,235 people, the second by 2,255, while another 438 people were vaccinated with a vaccine produced by Johnson

Latvian Saeima postpones deciding on vaccine lottery

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

According to newswire LETA, on Wednesday, the Saeima excluded the Law on Vaccination lottery from the agenda for the August 4 meeting. 59 members voted for the exclusion, while 28 members voted against it. The exclusion was suggested by members of the New Conservative Party (JKP). The Saeima faction of JKP will not support the lottery, the party’s representatives announced the day before, August 3. The Latvian Association of Doctors (LĀB) also  expressed…

Vaccine approved for teenagers in Lithuania

Friday, July 30, 2021

According to BNS, the decision follows the European Medicines Agency’s recommendation that Moderna’s vaccine were authorized for children aged 12 to 17 years. Currently, the two-shot vaccine is administered to people aged 18 years and over. It is the second coronavirus vaccine approved for adolescents in Lithuania after the Pfizer-BioNTech one. The other two vaccines used in the country – AstraZeneca and Janssen – are only given to adults.  

Latvian Health Minister ready to move ahead with ‘vaccine lottery’

Friday, July 30, 2021

With the help of a lottery and other activities, Health Minister Daniels Pavļuts hopes to achieve 90% of the senior population vaccination in Latvia, Pavļuts told Latvian Radio July 30 The Minister said that not even half of Latvia’s residents have been vaccinated against Covid-19. “It is worrying for us, because it will soon be autumn, and we see a rapid rise in morbidity in other countries. Delta virus has also taken…

Lithuania to present Ukraine with 131,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

Thursday, July 29, 2021

he government of Lithuania will allocate 131,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Ukraine as Klaipeda reported. “Deciding to provide the vaccine to the countries of the European Partnership in May, the government confirmed on Wednesday that 131,000 doses of the vaccine produced by AstraZeneca were passed to Ukraine – by 31,000 doses more than it was discussed earlier,” the message says. Besides, Lithuania will present the vaccines to Moldova…

Latvia to donate over 50,000 AstraZeneca vaccines to Tunisia

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Some of AstraZeneca vaccines against Covid-19 which Latvia intends to donate to other countries  are planned to end up in Tunisia, National Health Service (NVD) representative Armīns Kalniņš told Latvian Radio July 22. Agreements with Tunisia have now been concluded and the agreement of the European Union and the manufacturer has been received, and Kalniņš said 50,400 vaccines are hoped to be sent out next week. Other countries, such as Moldova, Georgia,…

Latvian shoppers have taken the opportunity to get vaccine against Covid-19 at a shopping mall

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Lately, more shoppers have taken the opportunity to get vaccinated against Covid-19 at a shopping mall, the vaccination project department of the National Health Service told July 20. Between June 18, when vaccination points opened in shopping malls, and July 19, a total of 20,946 injections, including first and second vaccine doses, have been carried out. Last week, 6,538 vaccine doses were administered to people at shopping malls. On Monday,…

Flu jab protects against COVID-19

Monday, July 12, 2021

The flu vaccine may provide vital protection against COVID-19, new research being presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), held online this year, concludes. An analysis of patient data from around the world strongly suggests that the annual flu shot reduces the risk of stroke, sepsis and DVT in patients with COVID-19. Patients with COVID-19 who had been vaccinated against flu were also less likely to visit…