Vaccination will take place at five vaccination points and out of 928 people who will receive the COVID-19 vaccine, 916 will be medical practitioners and 12 employees of the Emergency Medical Service (NMPD).
Veinberga said vaccination was planned so that employees could do it epidemiologically safely. Each employee has a specified time to arrive to prevent crowding.
She said that preparations for vaccination took time and a survey of employees was also conducted. 70% of participants in the survey indicated they wanted the vaccine.
Like elsewhere in the world, vaccination of medical workers is carried out on a voluntary basis.
Veinberga said that Stradiņš hospital received a higher number of vaccines than previously anticipated, so all employees who wish to receive the vaccine will be able to get it.
Vaccination against COVID-19 in Latvia is scheduled to begin December 28, starting with medical workers.