29.10.2021

Tallinn to launch a vaccination brigade and open a counselling, vaccination and testing point on Vabaduse Square

The city of Tallinn, in cooperation with a private health care provider, is preparing to launch a mobile vaccination brigade in November to enable people to get vaccinated at home. A stationary counselling, vaccination and testing point will also be established on Freedom Square.

Mayor Mihhail Kõlvart noted that although the infection rate in Tallinn is still slightly better than in other municipalities, it must be taken into account that the situation is worsening here as well. “Vaccination helps to slow down and cope with the health care crisis, which is why we want to make vaccination even more convenient for people,” said Kõlvart. “Currently, in cooperation with a private health care provider, we are preparing the possibility to get vaccinated at home, which is intended to be available to city residents from November 8. At the same time, we are preparing to open a stationary counselling, vaccination and testing station in Vabaduse Square in the first half of November.”

The home vaccination service is primarily provided to those who cannot go on their own due to mobility difficulties, but the vaccination brigade could also be ordered by anyone else. Thus, the brigade comes home to the person, advises and vaccinates, and remains to monitor the person's condition for 15 minutes.

Last week, four Covid-19 counselling and vaccination points were opened in Haabersti, Põhja-Tallinn, Kesklinn and Nõmme. As they have been well received, Tallinn decided to extend the service of three most actively visited vaccination points by at least a week. Also, it was decided to offer the same service to Lasnamäe residents at Lindakivi Cultural Centre, where a counselling and vaccination point will be opened from October 30.

The average number of infections per 100 thousand inhabitants in Estonia during the last seven days is 828, in Tallinn 674. Of the districts of Tallinn, the highest infection rate during the last seven days is in Nõmme, where there are 966 infections per one hundred thousand inhabitants, followed by Pirita with 755. Most districts are still below the Estonian average in terms of infection.

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