Tallinn launches social campaign to encourage vaccination

Tallinn has launched a social campaign "Give your family a safe Christmas!" this week. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness about the possibility to be vaccinated with a first, second or booster dose at the Covid-19 counselling and vaccination centres in Tallinn.

"In Tallinn as a whole, the proportion of people vaccinated is 68 per cent in the age group that can currently be vaccinated. In all districts, vaccination coverage is above 60 percent, and in Nõmme and Pirita it is above 75 percent among residents aged 12 and over. However, some people are still unvaccinated, and the Christmas season is ahead, when families get together and there are more social gatherings. With this campaign, we want to invite people to vaccinate with their loved ones in mind," said Deputy Mayor Betina Beškina

The campaign runs from 22 November to 19 December and will be displayed on outdoor billboards, public transport screens, social media, online media, radio and print media.

Eight Covid-19 counselling and vaccination points have been opened in Tallinn, operating seven days a week, as well as three home vaccination brigades.

The Covid-19 prevention point on Vabaduse Square, operated by Confido, provides counselling, vaccination, and PCR testing. The PCR test sample is taken either from the nasopharynx or pharyngeal washings. Testing is free of charge with a referral notice, or €44 without it.

Seven counselling and vaccination points offer the service from 12-19 on weekdays and from 10-17 on weekends: the Lindakivi Cultural Centre, the Linnamäe Maxima car park, the Põhja-Tallinn Community Centre, next to the trolley stop at the Baltic Station, the Haabersti Rimi, the Kristiine Centre and the Ülemiste Centre. The service is provided by Eldred.

Vaccinations are offered with the two-dose Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines and, from the age of 18, with the single-dose Janssen vaccine. Booster doses are given to everyone from the age of 18 in Estonia. Vaccinees with Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be given the booster dose after six months, and vaccinees with Janssen and AstraZeneca vaccines after five months of the initial vaccination course. Booster doses are given with Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.

As of 10 November, a total of 4126 people have received vaccines at the eight counselling and vaccination points in Tallinn, and 265 people have been vaccinated by the home vaccination brigades. A total of 5641 people were vaccinated in the counselling and vaccination tents that operated from 20 October to 9 November.