Weekend 'live queue' saw 8,600 people vaccinated in Latvia

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Over three days when, in seven cities of Latvia, all residents were able to receive a vaccine against Covid-19, more than 8,600 people received a jab, Latvian Television reported April 18.

On Friday, the vaccine could be received in Rīga, Jelgava and Jūrmala, on Saturday, the vaccine against Covid-19 could be obtained in two centers in Rīga, as well as in Jelgava, Jūrmala, Cēsis, Liepāja, Daugavpils and Rēzekne, while on Sunday the centers in Cēsis and Daugavpils were working.

Agnese Strazda, the bureau representative for the vaccination project, informed that nearly all of the planned vaccines had been used, with a small surplus of a few dozen vaccines in Daugavpils, which will be applied next week. 

“We can clearly say that we have achieved this weekend's goals. The plan was to vaccinate approximately 8,000 inhabitants of Latvia who were prepared to come,” Strazda said. Conversely, Health Minister Daniels Pavļuts said last week that 25,000 doses were scheduled to be used.

The largest proportion of the total were used in Riga – almost 5000 vaccines.

With to the experience of these days, the Vaccination Bureau is planning improvements in the future if there is a chance again to receive a first come - first serve shot in the mass vaccination centers. The Bureau will think how to provide lavatories, drinking water and perhaps small snacks for waiting people.

The next live queue could be organized at the end of April or early May, when large quantities of vaccines are scheduled to be delivered in Latvia.


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