From Monday, November 8, the city of Tallinn and health care provider Confido offer people the opportunity to be vaccinated at home. Pre-registration for this is open from today by phone 666 2727.
Deputy Mayor Betina Beškina said that vaccination is one of the most effective ways to alleviate the health crisis. “So we want to involve people more and bring vaccination even closer to them. We know that the vaccine does not prevent the disease, but the statistics prove that for the vaccinated, the course of the disease is mostly easier and the need for hospitalisation is relatively rare,” said Beškina. “The home vaccination service is primarily intended for those who, for various reasons, cannot go to get vaccinated themselves. Instead, medical staff come to the person's home, provide advice and vaccinations, and remain to monitor the patient for 15 minutes.”
Registration to get vaccinated at home is open starting today, November 4, by calling 666 2727. Calls are received on weekdays from 8 am to 8 pm and on weekends from 9 am to 5 pm. Patients are notified the day and time range when the vaccination team will reach them.
Two home vaccination teams will start on November 8 and will be operating on weekdays from 9 am to 6 pm. The nurse will decide onsite whether the patient would be able to go to one of the vaccination points for the second dose or if the team will also perform a house call to administer the second dose.
Tallinn currently has four Covid-19 counselling and vaccination points operating in Õismäe, Kesklinn, Lasnamäe and Põhja-Tallinn. As of November 2, there have been provided 3,440 vaccinations, of which 2,451 were initial doses. 371 people have been vaccinated with the second dose and 618 with the booster dose.