RIGA - On Friday, as pre-registration for vaccination against Covid-19 got underway at www.manavakcina.lv, about 3,500 people managed to complete their registration during the first hours, Health Minister Daniels Pavluts (For Development) told the press today.
He said that about 25,000 people have visited the page, but only 3,500 have successfully completed the registration.
Pavluts said that there are certain difficulties with authentication via Latvija.lv, but he called on people to be patient, and said that there is no reason to think that they can be late for anything. He called on people to register at a later date.
Pavluts reminded that the applications will be processed equally on a random principle within one calendar month. The first to receive vaccines will be those who are in priority groups - medics, social care center clients and employees, people over 60 and people with chronic illnesses.
As pre-registration for vaccination against Covid-19 got underway at www.manavakcina.lv on Friday morning, a virtual waiting line had to be formed to prevent people from overloading the website.
"The website is having a very high number of visitors at the moment. To make sure it does not shut down, a virtual waiting line has been formed. Don't worry, your registration time will not affect the time you get the vaccine," an announcement on the website said.
The purpose of pre-registration is to ensure an effective planning to workloads and capacities of vaccination rooms. People are asked not to rush with registration on the first days of the website's operation. The Covid-19 vaccines will be provided first of all to priority groups. All other vaccination applications will be processed on equal terms.