Home vaccination brigades in Tallinn now also working at weekends

If for some reason a person is not able to get vaccinated themselves, a vaccination brigade in Tallinn can be invited to their home. Three brigades serve patients seven days a week.

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"The city, in cooperation with Confido, a private medical service provider, has launched a home vaccination service from 8 November, so that people who cannot go to the vaccination clinic on their own can get the shot. The service has proved so popular that we have added another vaccination brigade to reduce waiting times, and while the initial plan was to visit patients only on weekdays, we have now decided to do it on weekends as well," said Deputy Mayor Betina Beškina. "It also added additional vacancies, so I encourage people to make sure they let us know if they want to be vaccinated at home." 

You can book a home vaccination appointment by calling 666 2727, and calls will be taken from 8 am to 8 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 5 pm on weekends. Home vaccination brigades operate daily from 9 am to 6 pm. As of 4 November, 528 people have pre-registered. 

Medical staff will come to a person's home at an agreed time, give advice and vaccination and monitor the person's condition for 15 minutes. The nurse will also decide on the spot whether the patient is able to go to a vaccination centre for the second dose or whether a second dose will be given at home.

Anyone over the age of 12 can be vaccinated. The vaccines offered are the co-adjuvanted Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines and, from the age of 18, the single-dose Janssen vaccine.

Booster doses are given to everyone in Estonia from the age of 18. According to the opinion of the Expert Committee on Immunoprophylaxis, it is recommended that vaccinees with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines should be given the booster dose within six months and vaccinees with the Janssen and AstraZeneca vaccines within five months of the initial vaccination course. Booster doses are given with Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.