The mayor of Vilnius, Remigijus Šimašius, informed that he had been vaccinated with Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca).
The mayor also added that during this weekend, the capital would receive a huge number of doses of this substance – 17 thousand.
During Easter, vaccination points will work, so people with chronic diseases, adult high school graduates, educators, seniors aged 65 and over, employees of diplomatic missions are invited to the treatment.
These groups include over 100,000. people. “Later we will invite other people,” the mayor informed on Facebook.
Pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech announced that the vaccine they developed for COVID-19 is effective against a strain of the virus discovered in South Africa, which was confirmed by data from clinical trials.
During the third phase of the study in South Africa, no cases of disease were reported in patients vaccinated with the second dose, the company said in a statement.
“In South Africa, where variant B.1.351 is dominant, nine cases of COVID-19 have been identified. All patients used a placebo preparation, “vaccine manufacturers reported.
“High vaccine efficacy, which lasts up to six months after the second dose, and protects against the South African dominant strain, increases general confidence in our vaccine,” said Albert Bourla, head of US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer.
Interior Minister Agnė Bilotaitė asked the Ministry of Health about the vaccination of police officers. According to the Ministry of the Interior, approximately 7,900 policemen are on duty in a contact manner. Their vaccination, according to Minister Bilotaitė, is simply necessary.
“Officers now need to be vaccinated to comply with quarantine requirements,” says Interior Minister Agnė Bilotaitė.
According to the vaccination plan in force, policemen serving in the departments of the Ministry of the Interior are in the last position in the priority group.
Police officers control, among others Moving between municipalities during the quarantine period, monitor compliance with pandemic requirements, and are at greater risk of becoming infected with COVID-19.