Lithuania gives at least 1 vaccine shot to 30.5 pct of over 80-yr-oldsadmin
Lithuania has given at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot to 30.5 percent of people aged 80 years and over, the latest figures from the country’s statistics office showed on Friday.
This makes them the group with the highest vaccination rate, compared to 15.3 percent for people aged between 70 and 79 years.
Overall, more than 200,000 people in Lithuania, or 7.16 percent of the population, have received their first coronavirus vaccine shot so far and 80,500, or 2.88 percent, have been given the second jab.
Lithuania has to date received 328,235 vaccine doses and has used 280,565 of them.
The government’s plan calls for administering two vaccine shots to all willing over 80-year-olds and most people in the 75-80 age group and starting vaccinating those aged over 65 by the end of March. Mass vaccination expected to begin in May.
(March 5, 2021)