Latvia joins call for rapid rollout of AstraZeneca vaccine

Latvia and fellow Baltic states Lithuania and Estonia have added their voices to those of other European Union member states demanding the fastest possible rollout of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.

Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš tweeted that Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark and Greece were also in board in the effort to pressure EU regulators into pre-authorizing distribution of the vaccine even before regulatory formalities are completed. His Estonian and Lithuanian counterparts did likewise.

Hopes are particularly high for the AstraZeneca vaccine among other competing vaccines as it requires less demanding storage conditions, which should in theory make it easier to use in a rapid mass vaccination program.

 

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