RIGA - For persons who are obliged to vaccinate, they have until November 15 to get this done, Minister of Health Daniels Pavluts (For Development) told members of the press after the emergency Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
He pointed out that Latvia received 80,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Tuesday, but is expected to receive another 70,000 in a week.
Despite the fact that it is recommended to get a second dose of this vaccine, the certificate still become valid three weeks after taking the first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Asked about the vaccination of seniors at home, arriving at apartments and houses separately and offering unvaccinated seniors to be vaccinated on the spot, Pavluts said that this will be considered.
Pavluts emphasized that the opportunity to get vaccinated at home has been provided since the spring - initially for people with movement disorders, from summer for those over 80 years of age and since autumn for people over 70 years of age. The Minister explained that family physicians already have correspondence with seniors under their responsibility and correspondence with seniors over 70 has been handed over to medical institutions.
Vaccinations at home is already provided with the help of family doctors and medical teams, Pavluts pointed out.
Also, the question of whether persons who need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to keep their jobs will be able to do so in time was also answered by the Director of the State Chancellery and the Head of the Operational Management Group Janis Citskovskis. He said that if the need for an extension arose, it will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
As reported, persons working in the public sector must obtain a vaccination certificate, or certificate of recovering from the virus, by November 15.