By September 1, some 698,000 people in Latvia were vaccinated against Covid-19, equivalent to 37% of the permanent population.
Regionally, the most enthusiastic vaccination proponents are in Pierīga, the region immediately surrounding Rīga city (40.7%), while the least enthusiastic are in Latgale (25.0%). 40.6% were vaccinated in Vidzeme, 36.1% in Kurzeme and 35.1% in Zemgale.
In Rīga itself, 39.2% of Rīgans were vaccinated, and in three neighborhoods more than half of the population is fully vaccinated: Berģi (52.4%), Bieriņi (50.6%) and Beberbeķi (50.1%). Meanwhile, the neighborhoods of Spilve (16.2%), Voleri (26.4%), Bolderaja (28.1%) and Daugavgriva (29.2%) have fewer than 30% vaccinated.
At least 50% of the population has been vaccinated in eight parishes and one city. Among parishes, the largest proportion of vaccinated is in Gārsene (59.2%), Jūrkalne (57.9%), Pampāļi (57.0%), Jaunauce (56.9%), and Jeri (55.9%) parishes. There are social care centers in Gārsene, Jūrkalne, and Jeri parishes, which affects the relatively high proportion of vaccinated people.
Among Latvia's cities, Mazsalaca leads the way on 50.1% full vaccination.
A relatively high proportion of vaccinated people - from 40% to 57% - is in the parishes on the Lithuanian border near Mažeikiai and Palanga, which the CSB said was probably due to the desire of locals to cross the border freely to visit grocery stores.
In 20 parishes only 10% –15% of the population has been vaccinated. The lowest proportion of the vaccinated is in several Latgale parishes - Kantinieki (10.1%), Piedruja (10.4%), Sokolka (10.5%), Mākoņkalns (11.6%), Čornaja (11.7%) and Silajāņi (11.7%).
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