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Hospital chief physician: COVID-19 finds all non-vaccinated people

Many severe cases of COVID-19 could be prevented if people would vaccinate themselves, said the chief physician of the Norh-Estonian regional hospital, and the member of the Science Board, Peep Talving in the Estonian TV program "Esimene stuudio”.

Although the efficiency of the vaccines drops after the 6th month, and people can get contracted with the virus, the efficiency is still there if to look at the number of the hospitalization and the number of deaths, as written on ERR News.

He added that only one fully vaccinated person in PERH has needed intensive care, and that was a very short period. All others in intensive care, need that long-term and are severely ill. 

In his opinion, it's very likely that because the number of non-vaccinated people is so high, the number of hospitalizations can reach the levels in spring — 727 people.

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.
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