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Covid 19

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All adults are eligible for the additional vaccine dose or booster shot:

  • 8 weeks after receiving a single dose of Janssen
  • 3 months after completion of the immunisation course with two doses of vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech “Comirnaty”, Moderna “Spikevax”, AstraZeneca “Vaxzevria”)
  • 3 months after the illness and one dose of the vaccine
  • 6 months after the illness and two doses of the vaccine
  • 6 months after the third vaccine - for people with very compromised immunity
  • The booster shot for young people aged 12 years and older with Comirnaty (Pfizer) should be given no sooner than 6 months after the second dose. No booster shot is required if Covid-19 has been detected in a young person before, between or after the completion of vaccination course.

Everyone must use a medical mask or respirator in a medical institution, a social care institution. Children under 7 years of age and persons with obvious movement and mental health problems may not wear masks or respirators in the areas listed above.


Employers have the right, after assessing risks, to organise on-site work only with a vaccination or recovery certificate, as well as to set other safety requirements, such as the use of masks or respirators, maintaining distance, gathering restrictions, testing, etc.

Business and labor relations

Event organizers and service providers have the right, after assessing risks, to set epidemiological safety requirements, such as the use of masks or respirators, maintaining distance, organize the events or provide the services only to visitors/clients with vaccination or recovery certificates.

Business and labor relations

Yes, a person who has recovered from Covid-19 and who has received a full vaccination course against Covid-19 can receive the booster vaccine 6 months after the recovery or the end of the vaccination course (whichever applies last). We recommend that you talk to your GP or a specialist introducing the vaccine before receiving a booster vaccine.


If you have symptoms of the disease (signs of an acute respiratory infection, fever, olfactory disturbances, loss of taste, etc.), you can get tested for Covid-19 for free and without a doctor’s referral.

Book a visit to a Covid-19 testing site by calling:
  • the phone number for centralised Covid-19 testing - 8303
  • Central Laboratory - 8330
  • E. Gulbja Laboratory - 67801112
  • MFD Laboratory - 8313
  • NMS Laboratory - 67144015
  • State Scientific Institute "BIOR" - 28369560
  • IvF RIGA Holding laboratory - 25444405
  • The contact list and opening hours of Covid-19 testing points are also available on the on the National Health Service website.
Book a visit to a Covid-19 testing site electronically:
  • Riga Eastern Clinical University Hospital website,
  • E. Gulbja Laboratory website,
  • Central Laboratory website,
  • On the MFD Healthcare Group website,
  • On the State Scientific Institute "BIOR" website.

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To protect against the coronavirus, Covid-19 vaccines stimulate the immune system of the vaccinated person, as a result of which some persons, due to the nature of their body, may experience some of the expected reactions or side effects:

  • reaction at the place of injection (redness, swelling and pain at the injection site),
  • fever,
  • chills and fatigue.

Significant adverse reactions following vaccination are extremely rare and the risk is not comparable to the consequences of exposure to transmittable infectious disease-causing agents circulating in the community and the environment and the diseases they cause.


The virus spreads through saliva and nasal secretions of an infected person:

  • Through direct contact with an infected person
  • With tiny drops arising from speaking, sneezing or coughing.
  • By touching surfaces and articles contaminated with respiratory secreations.

Preventative measures for Covid-19 are similar to those which would be used in the case of other infections of the upper respiratory system. Engage in frequent hand-washing, especially after coming into proximity with people who are ill or with people in their circle of contacts. When coughing or sneezing, be sure to dispose of kleenex (facial tissues) after a single use, and then wash your hands.

Evaluate the risks and decide on the safest course of action! It is especially important for everyone to start and complete vaccination against Covid-19, as well as to receive a booster vaccine.

Health Gathering restrictions and distancing

People who have received a laboratory confirmation of the Covid-19 diagnosis and whose health condition permits them to receive treatment at home, must stay in isolation. This is defined by the physician and CDPC epidemiologists. During this time:

  • until recovery the person may obtain a sick-leave certificate, they must be in daily communication with their general practitioner and other medical personnel and abide by their instructions.
  • they may not leave their residence and must be available for communication and cooperation with their general practitioner and other medical personnel and must strictly abide by the instructions given;
  • isolation can only be broken upon permission of the treating physician;
  • until then no guests may be hosted, and all direct contact with others must be avoided, stores must not be visited;
  • Covid-19 patients must purchase basic necessities and food by home delivery or with the help of friends and family. If needed, they may request support from the municipal social services, but avoiding direct contact with the social worker;
  • any medication may only be taken upon approval from the treating physician;
  • in case of deterioration of the condition, contact your general practitioner or call 113.
Health Gathering restrictions and distancing