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Tartu vaccination centre will open its doors on April 27

On Tuesday, April the 27th, the Tartu vaccination centre will open its doors at the A. Le Coq sports building (Ihaste tee 7). For now, the centre will be used for administering second doses and first doses to the nationally identified risk groups.

Starting from April 27, the Tartu vaccination centre will be awaiting all those who have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and have already been booked for an appointment for receiving a second vaccine dose by the Tartu University Hospital. All people in a risk group, regardless of age, and all people who are 65 years old or are turning 65 this year, regardless of their risk group status, are also expected. Information about belonging to a risk group can be obtained from one’s family doctor or from the Patient Portal.

Vaccinations are performed by the Tartu University Hospital nurses who have immunisation privileges, and the regular post-vaccination monitoring is carried out by the Tartu Ambulance.

Vaccination against COVID-19 is free, and both the Pfizer/BioNTech and the AstraZeneca vaccines are used for vaccinations. Should large enough volumes of additional vaccines come in, the Tartu vaccination centre has the capability to vaccinate up to 1,500 people a day.

In order to get vaccinated, an appointment needs to be booked through the national digital register. Starting from April 23, a specifically created prior registration centre phone line 731 7200 is also open for booking vaccination appointments, initially available for making bookings based on age.

Information on vaccines and vaccination can be found on the web page of the Tartu University Hospital . The web page also contains information on how to come to the vaccination centre, what to keep in mind when coming to get vaccinated, what are the most frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.

The City of Tartu, the Tartu University Hospital, and the Tartu Ambulance created the vaccination centre as a joint undertaking, the goal of which is to ensure a more extensive and expedited vaccination capability.

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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