Gārsene, Mazsalaca lead Latvia in full vaccination

Take note – story published 2 years ago

An updated map from the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) shows that Rīga's suburbs and commuter belt contain a relatively high proportion of people who are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

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%).

The map can be viewed in interactive form at the special CSB map site or via the embedded graphic below. After accepting cookies, you can even switch the language to English by clicking the icon at the bottom of the information bar to the left of the map.


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