Vaccination rate in Latvia reduced by 21% last week

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Last week, vaccination against Covid-19 decreased by 21% compared to the week before, according to the latest data by the National Health Service (NVD), LETA reported June 14.

A total of at least 89,607 people were vaccinated in Latvia over the last seven days, of which 25,386 people received the first dose of the vaccine and 56,273 the second dose of the vaccine. Another 7,948 people received the vaccine by Johnson & Johnson (J & J) that requires only one dose.

The vaccination rate was lower in Latvia over the past week than it was between May 31 and June 6. According to the data compiled by NVD, 113,964 people were vaccinated two weeks ago within seven days. Meanwhile, over the past week, 89,607 people were vaccinated, which is 21% less.

The data currently available show that last week was the first in more than a month that failed to reach the target of vaccinating at least 100,000 people a week. So far, the highest vaccination rates have been recorded in the week between May 24 and May 30, when 115,856 people received the shots. 

The total number of vaccinated population may still increase as data are being entered in the system.

529,501 people have received at least one dose of the vaccine in Latvia, while 417,537 people have completed the vaccination process.

A total of 947,038 vaccines against Covid-19 injections have been carried out in the country by June 14.

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