Mass vaccination centers start working Saturday in Latvia

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The first vaccination centers will begin work in eight Latvian cities today, the Health Ministry has announced.

The vaccination centers will open from 10:00 in the morning and will close at 18:00 in the evening. 

Three vaccination centers will open up in Rīga - at the Ķipsala Exhibition Center, the Atta center and the Rīga Central Market's Gastronomy Pavilion.

Vaccination centers in Valmiera, Rēzekne, Daugavpils, Jekabpils, Jelgava, Liepāja and Jūrmala will also open today.

The vaccination centers in Rīga, Jelgava, Liepāja and Jūrmala will also work on Sunday and Monday, while the ones in Valmiera, Rēzekne, Jekabpils and Daugavpils will only be working today.

The vaccination center in Cēsis will begin work tomorrow, and will also be open on Monday.

Seniors and other at-risk groups are being prioritised. Seniors are invited to call 8989 for information on how to apply to the nearest large-scale vaccination center. The Ministry of Health also calls on relatives to take care of their relatives and use the holidays to help seniors get to the vaccination center.

It is hoped that the opening of the vaccination centers will greatly increase the pace of vaccination in Latvia, which has so far been among the most sluggish in the European Union.

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