Booster shots keep up the vaccination pace in Latvia

Last week, the pace of vaccination against Covid-19 in Latvia was similar to that of the previous two weeks but slower than at the end of October and early November, according to data from National Health Service reported by newswire LETA December 13.

Vaccination activity has been maintained by the booster shots.

In total, around 66,000 people were vaccinated against Covid-19 last week, or around 9,500 people a day. Around 41,000 of all people vaccinated last week got the booster shot. 19,000 people completed the vaccination process and only around 6,000 people received their first shots.

On Sunday, at least 1,264 people received jabs against Covid-19, of whom 779 got the booster and only 104 got the first shot. The data may still change over the next few days.

In total, around 1.02 million people have received the first dose against Covid-19 in Latvia. Of these, around 953,000 people received the second dose, while a further 275,000 people have received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Thus 1.23 million or 65.2% of the population are fully vaccinated.

Meanwhile, around 142 000 people, or 7.5% of the population, have got the booster shot.

Vaccines are currently available for people aged 12 and over but soon the vaccination of children 5-11 years old is scheduled to begin.

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