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Information for people who got vaccinated against COVID-19 abroad

All vaccinations done abroad are valid in Estonia.

Proving your vaccination status when you got vaccinated abroad

The country you were vaccinated, is not even that important: if your vaccination is valid in the country you came from, it’s valid in Estonia.

You can prove your vaccination status when you present:

  • your immunization passport, the copy of it or certificate that is equal to it (including the digital EU COVID-19 certificate)
  • the printout from the database you come from, and this printout is officially confirmed
  • your immunisation passport that you can apply for in the medical health care worker

Always carry with you a document to prove your identity, so whoever controls your vaccination status, could confirm the validity of data. 

The document that proves the vaccination status in another country must be in Latin or Slavic alphabet, in Estonian, English or Russian, and include all the following data: the disease you were vaccinated against; the date(s) of the vaccination; medication that was used for the immunization; the number of doses used; the data of the issuer of the document.

The certificate is valid from the date the maximum protection level is achieved, in regarding of the producer of the medication.

Vaccinations done abroad are not transferred to Estonian’s patient’s portal.

The vaccination course started abroad, but continues in Estonia

You got your previous jab abroad, but would like to have the next dose in Estonia?

If you got your previous jab(s) abroad and would like to have the next one in Estonia, then you need to prove your previous vaccinations, and to book a slot for the jab. In order to do that:

  • Go to digital registry
  • Phone 1247 daily between 8AM to 8PM
  • Book a slot in your nearest pharmacy
  • Phone to the registry of the nearest hospital or medical health care centre

Please check the time between your vaccinations. If you’re vaccinated with a vaccine that is not used in Estonia, call to your family physician’s centre to find the best vaccine for you. If you don’t have a personal family doctor, call their state helpline 1220 or 634 6630. Calls will be answered by medical professionals, and they’ll answer your questions in English daily between 3PM and 5PM.

If and how I can use another vaccine for the second dose?

Whether the change is inevitable, is decided by the doctor. For instance, AstraZeneca can be replaced with some other mRNA vaccine. You can’t and mustn’t decide what and when to use for your next jab. 

All vaccines used in Estonia to immunize against COVID-19, work for all strains of COVID-19, including delta, but for the full immunity, it’s very important that the course of vaccinations is completed.

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 6 months after their recovery or their last vaccination.
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