First coronavirus vaccines delivered to Latvia

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On the second day of Christmas, Latvia got its first COVID-19 vaccines delivered, Latvian Television reported December 26.

The first delivery from Pfizer/BioNTech contained 9,750 vaccine doses which were delivered to State Blood Donor Center (VADC) to keep them in appropriate conditions.

Health Minister Ilze Viņķele said on Twitter: "These boxes contain saved lives, next Christmas with friends, choir rehearsals on-site, travel, normal work conditions for medics. These boxes contain scientific success, the work of many people. It is Pfizer's vaccine against COVID-19. It also means a happy New Year!"



Delivery is planned today to all EU States in order to start vaccination on Monday.

The first vaccines will be given to medical workers.

Watch the vaccines being delivered:

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European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen praised the pan-European initiative which sees vaccines delivered simultaneously to all European Union member states.


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