65% of Latvia's population have at least one jab

Around 65% of the population of Latvia have received at least one dose of vaccine against Covid-19, according to information provided by the Ministry of Health to the government November 16.

65.1% of the population had received at least one dose of vaccine as of Tuesday. Vaccination was completed by 58.8% of the population. 

The same proportion, 65%, have begun vaccination in the age group 60 and over. Health Minister Daniels Pavļuts said in the government that it would have been important for older people to vaccinate more against Covid-19, and for this group, the coverage should have been larger.

Source: Health Ministry

The largest vaccination coverage among senior residents continues to be in the age group 60-69 years. The smallest proportion is in the age group of 90+, where there is also the steepest increase: 7.1% during the week November 8 to 15.

Looking at the vaccination in the European Union countries, Latvia is no longer at the very bottom, said Pavļuts. The minister also said that only 0.31% of the vaccines have been disposed, which is a low indicator.

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