Vaccination pace in Latvia rises for third week in a row

The pace of vaccination against Covid-19 has been rising for three consecutive weeks, according to data from the National Health Service (NVD), LETA reported October 11.

Last week 45,182 people received their shots, about 2,000 people more than the previous week. Data are still being entered in the system. Since mid-September, the average number of people vaccinated in one week has been increasing.

Following a decision by the government on Friday to announce a state of emergency from October 11 to January 11, accompanied by restrictions mostly on the unvaccinated part of society, over the weekend there has been a significant increase in interest in vaccination. The vaccination points in shopping malls had long queues. The motivation of people differed significantly, with many stressing that they were afraid of “forcibly” losing their jobs. The government, when deciding on stricter restrictions, stressed that their main aim was to achieve a significant increase in vaccination coverage.

957,405 people have had at least one Covid jab in Latvia, while the vaccination course has been completed by 893,555 people, corresponding to 47.47% of Latvia's population, using the Central Statistical Bureau (CSP) data on the estimated population in the country in early July 2021.

 

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