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.