Lowest vaccination rates in forestry, agriculture

The lowest vaccination rates in Latvia are reported in agriculture and forestry, as well as construction sectors, where a vaccination course has been completed by 34 percent and 49 percent of employees, respectively, according to the information published by the Economics Ministry.

Meanwhile, the highest vaccination rate has been reported in the health and social care sector - 87 percent, followed by the education sector - 83 percent, public administration and defense sector - 81 percent, information and communication technologies services - 78 percent, financial and insurance services - 77 percent, art, entertainment and recreation - 77 percent.

By categories of jobs, the highest vaccination rates are reported among doctors (100 percent), executive directors (98 percent), senior specialists (96 percent), elementary education and preschool teachers (91 percent), client information specialists (91 percent), individual care employees (90 percent). The lowest vaccination rates are reported among truck and bus drivers (50 percent).

So far, a total of 1,095,128 persons have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in Latvia, and 973,762 people have completed the vaccination course, which corresponds to 51.7 percent of the Latvian population, using data from the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) on the preliminary population at the beginning of July 2021.

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