Latvia COVID-19 Employer Resources

On 28 December 2020, the vaccination of healthcare workers was started in the 10 largest hospitals of the country and the process is considered successful so far. Vaccination against Covid-19 will be voluntary, including for healthcare professionals. Taking into account the gradual entry of vaccines into the market, the most vulnerable groups within Latvian society will be vaccinated first. The aim is to ensure the ongoing operation of the health care system, as well as to reduce the burden of mortality and morbidity on the health care system. The first vaccines will be given to healthcare workers working with Covid-19 patients in hospitals and to the Emergency Medical Service.

COVID-19 vaccine considerations for Latvia

  • Can employers mandate the vaccine?
    No
  • Who will control delivery of the vaccine?
    Public health service
  • Who covers the cost of the vaccine?
    Public health service
  • Where will people get vaccinated?
    Government designated vaccination locations
  • Is there cultural resistance to getting the vaccine?
    Yes

Latvian people can choose to return to normal life without security measures. Vaccination provides this opportunity. On 28 December 2020, the vaccination of healthcare workers was started in the 10 largest hospitals of the country and the process is considered successful so far. Vaccination against Covid-19 will be voluntary, including for healthcare professionals. Taking into account the gradual entry of vaccines into the market, the most vulnerable groups within Latvian society will be vaccinated first. The aim is to ensure the ongoing operation of the health care system, as well as to reduce the burden of mortality and morbidity on the health care system. The first vaccines will be given to healthcare workers working with Covid-19 patients in hospitals and to the Emergency Medical Service. Afterwards, vaccines will be provided to the following groups in this order:

  • Other health care workers;
  • Employees and clients of social care centres;
  • People with chronic diseases;
  • People over the age of 60;
  • People working in operational services;
  • Employees of medical institutions;
  • People in places of imprisonment;
  • All other residents of Latvia. It is planned that all other residents of Latvia will be able to be vaccinated starting from the second quarter of 2021.

More Information

Ministry of Health

Center for Disease Prevention and Control

 

This information is provided by MAI CEE, Asinta's partner in Latvia.

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Page last modified: February 5, 2021

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