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Next priority group could start getting Covid jabs mid-April

The next risk group – teachers and people over 60 – is scheduled to start vaccination against Covid-19 April 12, Health Minister Daniels Pavļuts said March 24 at the government meeting.

By Tuesday, March 23, 110,361 doses have been used for vaccination against Covid-19 in Latvia. So far, the majority of medical staff has been vaccinated, but the highest proportion of those who have received jabs is seniors over the age of 70, the health minister said.

Overall, 43,684 seniors over the age of 70 have received the first dose, 499 have already received the second dose.

The Minister of Health said that, under current plans, the next risk group – teachers and people over 60 – is scheduled to start vaccinations April 12.

More than 245,000 vaccines against Covid-19 doses are scheduled to be received in April. However, the potential supplies of Janssen vaccines by the Belgian company Janssen Pharmaceuticals, which is a subsidiary of US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson in Europe, have not yet been taken into account here, Pavluts said.

As soon as Latvia receives more supplies of vaccines, the planned mass vaccination centers will start work in Latvia.

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