On Saturday, April 17, patients previously registered will be vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine.
To be vaccinated, you must have an identity document with you.
The vaccine is not recommended for people if 180 days have not passed since they were diagnosed with COVID-19 or if coronavirus antibodies were detected after performing a serological test.
Vaccinations are voluntary, the vaccine and vaccination services are free.
As Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė said during a government meeting, discussions on immunity passports are going on at the same time, “at the same time it is obvious that this will not be the solution in all cases.”
“It would be too complicated administratively,” said I. Šimonytė. According to the prime minister, one wants to not only hear about the decisions that will take effect on Monday but also try to position them in time.
“The government wants to speed up vaccination in the Šalčininkai region,” says Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė. Beata Pietkiewicz, a member of the LLRA-KŠS from this region, believes that not all government initiatives are successful and some of them may scare the inhabitants of the region even more.
In the Šalčininkai region, the rate of vaccination against COVID-19 is the slowest in the whole of Lithuania.
According to data from Tuesday, 7.92 per cent received the first dose of the vaccine, and 3.82 per cent received two doses in this region. Meanwhile, in the whole of Lithuania, 17.63 per cent were vaccinated with the first dose and 6.8 per cent with the second.
After a series of articles on this subject, the government decided to take action to change the situation.
“My team members are working with the local administration to find out how we can help. We will try to help as soon as possible,” I. Šimonytė told journalists on Tuesday.