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Biežāk uzdotie jautājumi par vakcināciju

Last update 18.06.2021

Covid 19

If a person has acquired the right to receive state-paid health services, then the vaccine will be available to them in accordance with the vaccination plan developed by the state.


State-paid vaccination is provided for:

  • foreigners with a permanent residence permit in Latvia;
  • stateless persons who have been granted this status in the Republic of Latvia;
  • refugees or persons who have been granted alternative status;asylum seekers.

The ways to register for vaccination:

  • www.manavakcina.lv (a Latvian state personal identification code is necessary; it is possible to authenticate on www.latvija.lv with internet banking or e-signature data);
  • by calling the toll-free number 8989 (working hours 9.00-17.00 every day including weekends and holidays);
  • by calling a specific vaccination facility.
  • Adolescents aged 12-13 can apply for vaccination through their parents or other legal guardians at a medical institution, family doctor, or by calling 8989. The presence of a mother or father (or other legal guardian) is required during vaccination, as well as the following documents: for the legal guardian - passport or identity card, as well as a document certifying the child (entry regarding the child in the passport or birth certificate, or notarized power of attorney if necessary).
  • Adolescents over the age of 14 can sign up on the website www.manavakcina.lv by themselves, where authentication takes place through latvija.lv. if the full version of Internet banking or Smart-ID is available, or by calling 8989, indicating one of the vaccination centres as the vaccination place. Upon arrival for vaccination, the teenager must bring an identity document - passport or ID; if the young person does not have a passport or ID, they must go to the vaccination together with a legal representative. 
     

A list of addresses and contact information of medical institutions and GP practices that vaccinate against Covid-19 is available on this map. The information on the map is subject to change and is updated regularly as the involvement of GPs in the vaccination process is gradual.

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Residents may also get tested for Covid-19 without a doctor's referral if they have symptoms of the disease (signs of an acute respiratory infection, fever, olfactory disturbances, loss of taste, etc.). Until 1 August 2021, the Covid-19 test will be paid for from the state budget. It is envisaged that after this date the person will have to pay for the test with his or her own resources if this is necessary to receive the services. For children under the age of 18, the Covid-19 test will be paid for from the state budget until 1 September 2021.

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.

You can find the testing sites and information on each of them on an interactive map: "Covid-19 testing sites in Latvia".

The set date for the testing may change if there is a rapid increase in the number of people applying to submit samples for Covid-19 infection testing without doctor’s referral and queues for submitting samples are increasing significantly.

In turn, the results of Covid-19 tests are available on the E-health portal, as well as on the websites of testing service providers. To view the results in E-health, open www.eveseliba.gov.lv in the internet browser, and select "Connect" and "Resident". After logging in to the system, the testing results message will be displayed in the "My results" section.

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The regulations specify when a person is considered to be vaccinated against Covid-19:

  • from the 22nd day until the 90th day after receiving the 1st dose of the Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) vaccine:
    • in order to also be considered vaccinated against Covid-19 three months after receiving the first dose, the person must have received a booster dose by the 90th day;
    • after being vaccinated, the person continues to have the status of a vaccinated person, but if the booster dose is not received by the 90th day, the person can no longer be considered vaccinated.
  • from the 15th day after being fully vaccinated with any other vaccine registered by the European Medicines Agency or an equivalent vaccine registered by a regulator or recognised by the World Health Organisation in accordance with the instructions for use of the vaccine: 
    • Comirnaty (Pfizer) (two doses required);
    • Moderna (two doses required);
    • Janssen (one dose required).
Gathering restrictions and distancing

Epidemiological safety requirements should continue to be met after vaccination against Covid-19, but there are various benefits for vaccinated persons and persons recovered from Covid-19 in regards to travelling, attending events, receiving services and having more opportunities to gather outside without adhering to general safety requirements.


We would like to remind you that Covid-19 vaccines are a safe protection against the symptomatic disease of Covid-19, but the effect of these vaccines on the transmission of the virus to the public or the ability of asymptomatic virus shedding is unknown. This means that a person who has been vaccinated may not have symptoms of Covid-19, but he or she may continue to carry the virus and endanger other people who have not yet been vaccinated.
Transmission studies will continue until a higher proportion of people vaccinated with Covid-19 is reached.

Health Gathering restrictions and distancing

Source reference

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