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We approach the summer with no restrictions and with the hope that coronavirus is regressing. Unfortunately, there’s still sadness in the hospitals, as non-vaccinated elderly fill the spaces. Estonian doctors took time to explain the myths and fears causing the decision not to get vaccinated.

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Many studies have confirmed that the cell immunity developed after the vaccination or recovery is more persistent than the level of antibodies. The older the person, the weaker the cell immunity after the vaccination, hence it’s really important for elderly to have their booster doses, explained the professor of molecular biology, and the member of The Scientific Board, Pärt Peterson.

Everything you should know about the COVID-19 vaccination

Vaccination is free of charge for all people living in Estonia, even without the national health insurance.
  • Vaccination is voluntary.
  • Vaccination is open to all people who are at least 5 years old.
  • Compared to COVID-19 illness, vaccination is safe, and generally, the side effects pass quickly.
  • Booster doses are available only for adults, and the time for a booster jab is 2 months after finishing the vaccination course with the Janssen vaccine, and 3 months after finishing the vaccination course with AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines.
  • Booster doses for people, who are recovered from COVID-19 are recommended 5 months after their recovery or their last vaccination. 
  • After getting a booster dose, you need to create a new vaccination certificate in 

Last updated: 22. February 2022, 16:00

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