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    Estonian Health Insurance Fund’s new campaign “Coronavirus does not take summer vacations!” calls on everyone who have not had their first booster dose or have not started their vaccination course yet to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 disease.

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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.

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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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