The rate of vaccination against Covid-19 in Latvia this week is above 10,000 vaccines per day / Day


In the first four working days, approximately 42,500 people were vaccinated in Latvia, or about 10,600 people a day, which lags behind the highest vaccination activity in late spring and early summer, but is half as high as in the “quiet” summer months.

So far, the highest vaccination rates have been in the week of May 24, when an average of about 16,700 people were vaccinated per day. The record number of people vaccinated in one day has been recorded so far on May 28, when about 24,700 people received vaccines. From May 10, for four weeks in a row, more than 100,000 people were vaccinated every week in Latvia, but in the summer these figures even tripled.

At least 10,288 people received Covid-19 vaccines yesterday, including 4,951 people in the first ports, and 5,127 people completed the vaccination process, including 3,207 people vaccinated with a single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, according to NSA data. Immunologists still recommend getting a second vaccine from Pfizer or Moderna after vaccination with Johnson & Johnson.

Another 210 people received an additional dose of Covid-19 to boost immunity. However, all these data are subject to change, as many vaccination authorities enter data on vaccinated systems with a delay of several days.

So far, a total of about 825,000 or about 44% of the country’s population have received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccines in Latvia. Of these, around 749,000 people received the second dose, and a further 170,000 people received Johnson & Johnson vaccines, which require only one dose under national regulations, bringing the total number of vaccinees to 919,000, or about 49% of the total. citizens of the country. Based on the total number of vaccinees received by the first vaccine and Johnson & Johnson, it has reached around 1,000,000 people these days.

So far, less than 2,000 people or 0.1% of the population have been vaccinated with the “third dose” in Latvia. According to medical recommendations, the “third dose of the vaccine” is mainly given to people with very weakened immunity and seniors.

Four Covid-19 vaccines are currently approved for use in the European Union – “Pfizer” https://www.diena.lv/ “BioNTech”, “Moderna”, “AstraZeneca” and “Johnson & Johnson” or “Janssen”, but “AstraZeneca” due to the low demand for the vaccine, it is virtually no longer used in Latvia. In December 2020, vaccination of employees of large hospitals was the first in Latvia to be vaccinated against Covid-19, but more mass vaccination of the population began at the end of March. In Latvia, vaccines against the population of Covid-19 are available from the age of 12.


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

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