RIGA - This weekend, the AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid-19 will be made available to anyone who wants it at mass vaccination centers in Riga, Daugavpils, Liepaja, Rezekne, Jelgava, Jurmala and Cesis, Agnese Strazda, a spokeswoman for the Vaccination Bureau, told LETA.
People will be able to walk in the vaccination centers in said cities and receive the Covid-19 vaccine made by AstraZeneca.
People from priority groups will be diverted to a specially queue and they will not be required to present any additional documents except their IDs. The separate queue will allow them to get the jab ahead of those standing in the line for non-prioritized people.
Each vaccination center will be supplied with a certain quantity of vaccine doses. A center that will have used up all its doses will close for that day.
Vaccination at the centers will take place from 9:00 till 17:00, except for the vaccination centers in Kipsala Exhibition Hall in Riga and Latgale GORS Concert Hall in Rezekne which will remain open until 19:00.
Health Minister Daniels Pavluts (For Development/For) indicated that in accordance with the free queue principle, this weekend, any resident of Latvia can come to a vaccination center and get their AstraZeneca jab.
"In these cities we have been actively reaching out to priority groups, but the spare doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine allow other residents to get vaccinated as well," the minister said.