More vaccination centers open as demand rises in Latvia

The National Health Service (NVD) said October 25 that more vaccination centers are opening their doors due to increased demand and urgency. The total capacity is currently 100,000 jabs a week.

Three vaccination centers are opening in the regions this week: in Talsi, Aizkraukle and Salaspils. All existing vaccination centers are still open (Ķīpsala, Atta Center and Olympic Center in Rīga, as well as centers in Daugavpils, Jelgava, Madona, Alūksne, Tukums, and Liepāja).

In Rīga, a vaccination center opens on the second floor of the central bus station (Autoosta).

Vaccination is also possible at medical practices (map here) and shopping centers (map here).

To increase vaccination coverage among seniors, family doctors have been tasked with calling all unvaccinated seniors in their practices and offering vaccination. Health Minister Daniels Pavļuts said on Twitter that he had also personally called twelve seniors, of whom two did not agree to vaccinate, four did, and six had already managed to do it before his call.

By doing so, Pavļuts urged residents to encourage seniors they know to go and get vaccinated.

 

 

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