Ministers might get vaccinated soon, says Prime Minister of Latvia

Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš told Latvian Television January 13 that ministers might get vaccinated against Covid-19 as a priority.

He said that state officials getting vaccinated shows an example to the public and could convince some who are hesitant. At the same time, he is concerned about decision-making capacity.

"We can't afford [a minister getting infected]!" Kariņš said. "These people have very high responsibilities."

He also said that this poses a discussion on how to organize vaccination of state officials. Kariņš still thinks doctors should be vaccinated first so they can take care of patients.

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