On the first day of the week, 3701 people / Day were vaccinated against Covid-19 in Latvia


A total of 3,701 people were vaccinated against Covid-19 on Monday, of whom 1,721 received the first dose of the vaccine, 1,380 received the second dose, and 600 were vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson (J&J), which requires only one dose.

However, NSA statistics for the last few days could still turn positive, as not all doctors enter data on their vaccines into a single database on the same day the patient is vaccinated – often even with a delay of several days.

Overall, however, the pace of vaccination against Covid-19 is still several times lower than at the end of May, when, on record, an average of more than 16,600 people were vaccinated per day per week.

On Monday, 132 medical institutions in Latvia were involved in vaccination against Covid-19. The most active vaccinators have been Associations of health centers, Railway Health Center a Health Center 4 physicians who vaccinated 472, 697 and 252 people, respectively.

The majority of all Covid-19 vaccine recipients on Monday were people who do not belong to any of the priority vaccination groups. 477 seniors over the age of 60, 184 persons with chronic diseases and 122 medical practitioners were also enrolled, but representatives of other groups of the society were vaccinated less.

On August 2, 1617 Pfizer/BioNTech the first dose of the vaccine produced and 1249 the second dose of that vaccine, 104 Modern the first dose of the vaccine and 113 second doses of the vaccine, 18 AstraZeneca the second dose of the vaccine, as well as 600 doses of the J&J vaccine, according to NSA data.

As of Monday, a total of 742,250 have been studied in Latvia Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine doses, 293 895 AstraZeneca vaccine dose, 221 142 Modern vaccine doses and 100,931 doses of J&J vaccine.

To date, a total of 1,358,218 vaccines against Covid-19 have been injected in Latvia, including 671,243 people who have received the first dose of the vaccine and 686,975 people who have completed the vaccination process. People who have received a vaccination course are considered to have completed it AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech or Modern both doses of the vaccine produced or the J&J subsidiary vaccine, which requires only one dose. Immunity to the Covid-19 virus occurs at different times after receiving different vaccines.

According to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau, at the beginning of April 2021, there were provisionally 1,887,600 inhabitants in Latvia, so 35.56% of the population had received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, but 36.39% had completed the vaccination process. The proportion of the population fully vaccinated is slightly higher than that of the first vaccine, as the J&J vaccine requires only one dose, after which a person is considered to be fully vaccinated.

To date, four vaccines against Covid-19 have been approved for use in the European Union – Pfizer/BioNTech, Modern, AstraZeneca a J&J jeb Janssen.

On December 28 last year, vaccination of employees of large hospitals was the first in Latvia to be vaccinated against Covid-19, but later other groups of persons to be vaccinated as a priority were gradually opened. On April 3 of this year, specially established large-scale vaccination centers opened their doors, as for the first time a larger amount of vaccines had become available to Latvia. In turn, since May 3, in Latvia, the vaccine against Covid-19 can be received by any adult who wishes to register, from May 17 – also teenagers from the age of 16, but from June 2 – also teenagers aged 12 to 15 .


Source: Diena.lv by www.diena.lv.

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