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!"
Šajā kastēs ir izglābtas dzīvības, nākamie Ziemassvētki ar draugiem, koru mēģinājumi klātienē, ceļojumi, atkal normāls darbs mediķiem. Šīs kastes satur zinātnes sasniegums, daudzu cilvēku darbu. Tā ir Pfizer vakcīna pret SARS-CoV2. Tas nozīmē arī laimīgu Jauno gadu! pic.twitter.com/OgWNZ29zYN— Ilze Viņķele (@Vinkele) December 26, 2020
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:
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen praised the pan-European initiative which sees vaccines delivered simultaneously to all European Union member states.
Today, we start turning the page on a difficult year. The #COVID19 vaccine has been delivered to all EU countries.— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) December 26, 2020
Vaccination will begin tomorrow across the EU.
The #EUvaccinationdays are a touching moment of unity. Vaccination is the lasting way out of the pandemic. pic.twitter.com/pYOj5vS2gV