Estonia is having multiple negotiations with other countries, and now, it's agreed that 10 000 doses of Janssen vaccine will arrive in Estonia from Spain next week.
Because of the production and delivery problems, all promised deliveries of the vaccine to Estonia in August were cancelled. Spain has agreed to lend 10 000 doses of Janssen vaccine to Estonia.
The borrowed doses are expected to arrive next week, and it's very likely that the vaccination with them can be started in the second half of the week. The doses will be shared between all counties. The borrowed doses will be given back to Spain from future deliveries.
Within European Union joint procurement, Estonia has ordered altogether 300 000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine. According to the contract, all of these should arrive before the end of this year. So far, Janssen has sent 48 400 doses of vaccine, and 2400 of them arrived at the Health Board on Tuesday afternoon.
It's recommended to use Janssen vaccine for home vaccinations for elderly people who have the difficulty moving, also risk groups who are in hospital, or in other conditions where one-dose vaccination is advisable.
The Source: The Ministry of Social Affairs