RIGA - It is planned to organize large-scale vaccination during the upcoming holidays from May 1 to 4, Minister of Health Daniels Pavluts (For Development) posted on his Twitter account today.
Pavluts says that next week about 106,000 doses of vaccines from four manufacturers will arrive in Latvia. It is also planned to start delivering Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines to family doctors throughout Latvia from next week.
The Minister noted that 36,645 doses were used in the first five days of this week, which is 3,819 doses more than in the previous full week.
"We will have vaccinated more persons this week (around 40,000) than we received vaccines this week (35,700), meaning that balances and reserves will be lower than a week earlier," the minister said.
As reported, according to the National Health Service, 5,790 people were vaccinated against Covid-19 on Friday with the first dose.
Given that data entry into the system is possible for several days, this number could still change.
On Friday, 1,646 people were also vaccinated with the second dose of the vaccine, thus a total of 7,436 people were vaccinated.
In the first five days of this week, an average of 5,236 people were vaccinated per day.
People over the age of 60 are still the most vaccinated. A total of 2,326 people in this group were vaccinated. Also yesterday, 1,712 persons with chronic illnesses, 919 employees of educational institutions, as well as 349 employees of priority institutions were vaccinated.
To date, 212,352 people or 11.21 percent of the national population have received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in Latvia, while 37,464 people or 1.98 percent of the population have received the second dose.