3600 were received in two separate deliveries Modern vaccine doses and 9600 AstraZeneca vaccine doses.
All vaccines received will be used to continue vaccinating long-term social care center staff and clients, as well as those who have decided to get vaccinated.
In the list of priority groups approved by the Cabinet of Ministers, physicians are vaccinated with the highest priority, followed by long-term social care center (SAC) staff and clients, given that the population of both groups is at the highest risk of infection. Covid-19 spread risk. The total number of people working or living in the SAC on a daily basis is less than 20,000. Consequently, future vaccine dose deliveries will also be used to vaccinate the centre’s staff and clients, as each population needs two doses of these vaccines, the NSA said.
At the same time, according to the presentation of the Minister of Health Daniel Pavļuts (AP) to the Cabinet of Ministers on Tuesday, from February 22 to February 28 the state could receive another 15,600 Modern Covid-19 vaccine dose. On February 20, Latvia from AstraZeneca could receive an additional 22,621 doses of vaccine.
Already significantly larger AstraZeneca vaccine cargo could reach Latvia on March 3, when 32,896 doses of vaccine are expected in the country.
“It should be taken into account that the planned delivery of Covid-19 vaccine doses is variable and depends on the manufacturer’s ability to ensure the availability of vaccines,” stressed the NSA.
About vaccines Modern and vaccines Covid-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca company responsible for storage and logistics in Latvia SIA Vaccine. The company delivers vaccines to specific vaccination rooms.
In total, 54,225 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been delivered to Latvia so far – 30,225 from the manufacturer Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines Comirnaty doses, 7200 manufacturer Moderna Biotech Spain, S.L. vaccines Modern doses and 16,800 from the manufacturer AstraZeneca vaccine doses. Two doses are needed to vaccinate each person.
As reported, on December 28 last year, vaccination of employees of large hospitals was the first in Latvia to be vaccinated against Covid-19, on January 9, family doctors started to be vaccinated, but from January 11, this option is available to all employees of medical institutions who wish to do so. On February 10, SAC customers and employees began to be vaccinated, but on February 11, the first vaccinations against Covid-19 were received by senior state officials and several former presidents.
Three vaccines against Covid-19 are currently approved for use in the European Union – Pfizer/BioNTech, Modern a AstraZeneca, but the supply of all these drugs is delayed and small, so the start of mass vaccination is also delayed.
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