Nearly 600 people were vaccinated on the first day, with a higher capacity taken on 29 and 30 December, at around 800 people per day, followed by a four-day period of silence, when vaccination did not take place at all.
Last Monday, it resumed with less than 700 vaccinated people a day. On working days, the average is 700 to 800, fewer on weekends - around 300.
Latvia is far from the objective of the vaccination strategy to vaccinate tens of thousands of people a day, of course, in line with the number of available vaccines.
University-level hospitals – Riga East Hospital, Stradiņš Hospital and Children's Hospital have been most active, with 5,029 or 72.5% of all vaccinated persons so far.
In other hospitals, capacity is much smaller with a total of 1,904 people, or 27.5% of all those who received the shot.
There are no hospitals outside Rīga in which a thousand people have been vaccinated or close to it.
It has been said that the reason is not only a smaller number of staff, but also a lack of willingness expressed by medics to vaccinate. The example of Daugavpils, the second largest city in Latvia, has been widely mentioned, where approximately a fifth of doctors and a small proportion of other staff have been vaccinated. A total of 154 people were vaccinated at Daugavpils hospital. Fears and ignorance, the impact of the Russian newsroom in Latgale region and disinformation have been mentioned as a possible reason.