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Advice for preventing infection

 

Wash your hands often. Use soap and warm water when washing hands; in public places use a hand sanitiser.

 

 

 

Mask-wearing is not a restriction but an option. We advise wearing a mask in crowded indoor spaces and on public transport, especially in the case of at-risk individuals. 

 

 

Avoid unnecessary contact. It is a good idea to keep a reasonable distance from strangers in public indoor spaces. 

 

 

Observe the respiratory hygiene requirements. If you sneeze or cough, use a disposable napkin or your sleeve, not your bare hand, to cover your nose and mouth.

 

 

Get vaccinated. Vaccination against COVID-19 is free for all and is the easiest way to avoid falling seriously ill. 

 

 

Favour well-ventilated premises. The easiest way to ensuring healthy air exchange is to open windows and air out your rooms. 

 

 

Where to get vaccinated against COVID-19?

Book a time slot via the digital reception. You can log into the Health Portal website by using your ID card, mobile-ID, or SMART-ID. The earliest available time slots are displayed within the portal. A parent or official guardian can book a time slot via the digital reception for a minor who is under the age of eighteen. 

If you cannot find any suitable time slots via Health Portal, ask your family physician about options to get vaccinated.

This winter, anyone in Estonia who is interested in being vaccinated can do so, whether or not they are included in any of the risk groups. 

If you are still unvaccinated, we advise you to apply now. For the first dose, you can choose between the Pfizer/BioNTech Comirnaty mRNA vaccine, the Moderna Spikevax mRNA vaccine, the Janssen Jcovden viral vector vaccine, or the Novavax protein-based Nuvaxovid vaccine. A time slot in which the second dose will be administered to you will be booked for you immediately after you receive the first dose.

For the booster shot, you can choose between the Pfizer/BioNTech Comirnaty vaccine, the Moderna Spikevax mRNA vaccine, or the Novavax Nuvaxovid vaccine, irrespective of the vaccine which was used for your initial doses.

Please note: the Health Board’s stock of the Moderna Spikevax vaccine has temporarily been exhausted. Moderna is still available at some vaccination sites though, and the Health Board is expecting to receive a fresh delivery in the autumn.

Further information about options to be vaccinated can be found on the following website: vaktsineeri.ee

 
 

Where can you turn in order to obtain information?

 Please address any health-related questions to the family physicians' advisory line: ☎️ 1220.
(If calling from abroad: +372 634 6630).

 If you experience breathing difficulties or shortness of breath, call the emergency phone line: ☎️ 112.

If you have any questions, please contact the Health Board via email: [email protected]