Latvia reaches EU vaccination target

Latvian Minister of Health Pavluts announced vaccination of 70% of the adult population percent of the adult population, reports TASS.

“Yesterday we achieved the goal set in the [Latvian] vaccination plan, and the EU goal to vaccinate at least 70 percent of the adult population,” Pavluts said.

70.28 percent of residents aged 12 and over were fully vaccinated, explained the head of the Ministry of Health. “We are approaching the average vaccination coverage of the entire EU population (70.1 percent), now we have 66.67 percent,” added Pavluts.

Earlier, the Latvian authorities announced that from December 6, all workers in a country who has possible contact with other people at work will be required to be tested for the presence of antigens to COVID-19 twice a week, regardless of the fact of vaccination. In eight weeks, the state will have to spend 14-15 million euros for these purposes.



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