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Latvia will get 50% more 'Moderna' vaccines

Latvia will receive a significant amount of extra vaccines against Covid-19 in the near future - a total of 167 213 doses of “Moderna” vaccines, Ministry of Health said February 4.

Of those, around 100 000 should already be delivered in the first half of the year. Member States of the European Union have agreed to share their doses of vaccines. The reallocation is organized by Sweden, the Ministry of Health said.

“These additional doses of vaccines will protect over 83 600 of our people, around 50,000 in the first half year. We will be able to step up the vaccination of the most vulnerable. Thanks to the partners of the European Union,” said the Minister for Health, Daniels Pavļuts.

The first deliveries of “Moderna” vaccines redistributed in the European Union are scheduled to take place in March, most in the second quarter.

Before that, the decision has yet to be approved by the Cabinet. Latvia will purchase the redistributed doses of vaccines at the manufacturer's price.

Latvia had initially applied for 336 566 “Moderna” vaccines, which would now increase by 50%.

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