Seven of Tallinn's eight COVID prevention points will be closed from 24 to 26 December, while the Vabaduse Square point will remain open on 26 December. On New Year's Eve, all points will be open until 19:00, and on 1 January they will all be closed.
During Christmas, 24-26 December, the counselling and vaccination points at Haabersti Rimi (Haabersti 1), Linnamäe Maxima car park (Linnamäe tee 57), Kristiine Centre (Endla 45), Ülemiste Centre (Suur-Sõjamäe 4), Lindakivi Cultural Centre (Jaan Koorti 22), Põhja-Tallinn Community Centre (Kari 13) and the Baltic station will be closed. During the rest of the year until New Year's Eve, they will be open from 12-19 on weekdays and from 10-17 on weekends.
The counselling, vaccination and testing point on Vabaduse Square will be closed on 24 and 25 December, but will be open from 9-21 on 26 December and other days until New Year's Eve. On New Year's Eve, 31 December, the Vabaduse Square COVID prevention point will also be open until 19:00.
According to Deputy Mayor Betina Beškina, health workers also need a break and time with their families. "Since 10 November until yesterday, 13 454 people have been vaccinated at our eight COVID prevention points and 790 people have received vaccinations at home. The PCR testing facility offered on Vabaduse Square has also been in great demand. I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to our private health partners Confido and Eldred, whose good work every day has helped to achieve these results," said Ms Beškina. "At the same time, I would like to remind the citizens of Tallinn that the trend of infections is currently on the rise and we need to remain cautious. I wish everyone a peaceful and safe Christmas and New Year!"
All people aged 12 and over are welcome to get their first or second dose of the vaccine. The booster dose is particularly necessary for people over 65 years of age, but anyone over the age of 18 can have it if they wish. The booster dose can be given after six months of the first course of vaccination with Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna and after five months with AstraZeneca or Janssen. The time of the booster dose can be checked in the national digital registry at www.digilugu.ee.
The counselling and vaccination service is free of charge and without advance booking at all Tallinn COVID prevention centres. The PCR test is free of charge with a referral, without a referral you have to pay 44 EUR. The PCR test sample is taken either from the nasopharynx or from throat swab fluid.
If, for some reason, a person is unable to go for the vaccination themselves, a vaccination brigade can be called to their home in Tallinn. Pre-registration is possible by calling 666 2727 and calls are accepted weekdays 8-20 and weekends 9-17. Home vaccination brigades operate seven days a week from 9-18.
As of 2 January 2022, corona prevention points will continue to operate in Vabaduse Square, Lindakivi Cultural Centre, Kristiine Centre and Haabersti Rimi, and the home vaccination service will also continue to operate.