The first vaccine was given a 8:02 in the morning, according to LETA.
Jānis Vētra, one of the medical workers who has already received the vaccine, said on Twiter: "The pandemic has taken away a lot this year, and it is almost unbelievable that still in 2020 we can give a counter-reaction."
Stradiņš Hospital representative Janita Veinberga updated what was reported earlier, saying that it is planned to vaccinate 1055 employees against COVID-19 in the first three days, according to LETA.
Voluntary vaccination against COVID-19 starts Monday, 28, in ten vaccination points at Latvia's hospitals.
Today the first Europeans are getting vaccinated against #COVID19. I'm touched to see people taking the vaccine everywhere across the EU. From Madrid to Paris, Athens to Riga.— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) December 27, 2020
First we protect the more vulnerable. Soon we’ll have enough doses for all of us. #EUvaccinationdays pic.twitter.com/51qUo9yKzI