Vaccination of priority groups
Last update 05.05.2021
We remind you that vaccination against Covid-19 is voluntary in Latvia, however, we invite you to get vaccinated to be able to return to a normal rhythm of life!
In Latvia, the Covid-19 vaccine rollout is organised by identifying priority population groups and vaccinating them first. This type of vaccine rollout is due to the gradual registration of Covid-19 vaccines in the European Union and the limited production and supply of the registered vaccines. Taking the recommendations of the European Commission and the World Health Organisation into account, the Ministry of Health was guided by medical and
epidemiological indications, when determining the priority groups of the population to be vaccinated:
- persons who are at the highest risk of infection and who are associated with permanent
residence in institutions with the highest risk of Covid-19 transmission (for example, medical
practitioners, employees of long-term social care centres and clients, etc.);
- persons for whom the Covid-19 infection is associated with severe health problems and
death (for example, seniors, persons with chronic diseases, persons undergoing serious
- persons living in conditions of increased infection, where it is not possible to observe
distancing, and who come into contact with a large number of other people, thus facilitating
the transmission of the infection to the wider society (for example, educators of educational
Apply for vaccination:
- at www.manavakcina.lv;
- by calling the toll-free number 8989;
- at your GP.
Please look up current information on the Covid-19 vaccine rollout on the SPKC website!