COVID-19 vaccination: communication from the Ministry of Education and Research and the Estonian Health Insurance Fund
Dear pupils, parents, and staff members,
You will find below some useful information about the COVID-19 vaccination in Estonia provided by the Ministry of Education and Research and the Estonian Health Insurance Fund.
In order to face the coming autumn as confidently as possible – to go to school, exercise and do sports, meet friends, engage in hobbies, and enjoy entertainment – the best solution is to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. Thank you very much to everyone who has already done so! The contribution of each of you is vital so that we can keep our normal life open in Estonia in the autumn.
Everyone in Estonia can be vaccinated from the age of 12. If you make the first vaccine injection now, there is still plenty of time to complete the vaccination course at the beginning of the school year.
Vaccination is currently the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones. Vaccination gives much greater freedom of action while the number of infections possibly increases and new restrictions might be implemented accordingly and simplifies daily activities – vaccinated people do not have to remain in self-isolation when exposed to the virus through close contact, can travel more easily and visit events without testing.
The effect of the vaccination course lasts at least a year. Those vaccinated shall be provided with a digital certificate of EU vaccination, which shall also be valid for at least one year and can be used for travel and events.
Minors are asked to go to vaccination with a parent or legal representative. When going to vaccination, be sure to bring an identity document with you. If you feel sick or are isolated due to close contact, vaccination should be postponed. Those who have had COVID-19 infection are expected to be vaccinated 4-6 months after recovery and only need one protective injection.
NB! Currently, in many regions, you can be vaccinated without pre-registration.
How can I get vaccinated?
- The easiest way is to call 1247, where you can find information about the closest vaccination points and where you can book a time immediately. The helpline also provides information on vaccination events without pre-registration.
- It is possible to book a time in the digital register: digilugu.ee. A minor can have the booking done by their legal representative.
- Up-to-date information on vaccination options (including the card) is always available on https://vaktsineeri.ee/en/covid-19/getting-a-vaccination/.
Ministry of Education and Research
Estonian Health Insurance Fund