Around 30% of Latvian population fully vaccinated

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The pace of vaccination against Covid-19 last week in Latvia was similar to the time before the Midsummer holiday, according to July 4 data from the National Health Service (NVD), LETA reported Sunday.

Last week around 70,000 people were vaccinated, or an average of around 11,600 people a day. This pace is similar to the week before the Jāņi holidays. Vaccination numbers fell significantly during the festival.

So far, that rate has been the highest in the week of May 24, when about 16,500 people were vaccinated on average daily. As of May 10, over 100,000 people were vaccinated each week for four consecutive weeks in Latvia, but the figures fell significantly in the summer.

The proportion of people choosing to begin the vaccination process is still small. On Saturday, 5,095 individuals received jabs against Covid-19, including 883 people getting their first shot and 4,212 the second, and 891 people got vaccinated with the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, according to NVD data. These data may still change as many practitioners enter data with a multiple-day lag.

For first doses, the Pfizer vaccine is currently used almost exclusively. The most common vaccines for second jabs are Pfizer and AstraZeneca.

As of Sunday, around 607,000 people had received the first shot against Covid-19 in Latvia, while around 569,000 people had completed the vaccination process, respectively around 32.1% of the population have received the first shot against Covid-19 and 30.1% have concluded the process.

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