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Health Minister Daniel Pavluts did not support the attempts of Education Minister Ilga Shuplinski to use political pressure to get teachers to receive vaccines before the elderly.
He noted that vaccination priority groups are set using a “clear, dispassionate and tragic medical algorithm” in which the oldest and most vulnerable people will be the first to receive the vaccine.
The Minister noted that teachers are in the line of professions right after physicians and social workers and it is extremely wrong to politically intervene in the line built according to the international approach to assessing health risks.
Minister Shuplinska had previously insisted that teachers be vaccinated at the same time as the elderly and even expressed her readiness, as a sign of solidarity with teachers, to be vaccinated only with them.
According to the head of the Ministry of Education, the vaccination of teachers has already begun in Lithuania and Estonia, while in Latvia it may not begin until summer, when the school year is over.
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