Estonia: Vaccination points open in 10 schools of Tallinn for the weekend

  • 2021-08-28
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Vaccination points are open in 10 schools of Tallinn from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. this Friday to Sunday, and all districts of the city are covered.

The vaccination points are located in Tallinn 21st School at the address 6 Raua Street, in Tallinn Kristiine Gymnasium at 32 Nomme Road, in Pirita Majandusgumnaasium at 19 Metsavahi Road, in Oismae Russian Lyceum at 28 Oismae Road, in Nomme Basic School at 68 Raudtee Street, in Ehte Gymnasium for Humanities at 9 Ehte Street, in Lasnamae Gymnasium at 59 Pae Street, in Kuristiku Gymnasium at 9 Karberi Street, in Tallinn High School No 53 at 42 Sutiste Road and in Tallinna Tehnikagumnaasium at 187 Sopruse Boulevard.

Pupils can get an inoculation at any school where a vaccination point is open. Anyone else who wishes to vaccinate can do so at a school as well.

The vaccinations are carried out by staff from the two regional hospitals of Tallinn, the Tallinn ambulance service and the school nurse service operator SA Tallinna Koolitervishoid. Pfizer/BioNTech Comirnaty, recommended by the national expert committee on vaccinations for this age group, is used to vaccinate students. The second dose of said vaccine can be injected after six weeks.

Vaccination is voluntary, and schools, pupils and parents have been informed. Students who arrive at the vaccination point with a parent or with written parental consent are vaccinated. The consent form can be found on the City of Tallinn website.

Every vaccinated person will receive a raffle prize, which include tickets to ship cruises, spa visits, cinema tickets and gift vouchers.

In the building of the Tallinn city government, at 7 Vabaduse Square, a vaccination point is open on business days from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. until Aug. 31. The entrance is through the door of the city government service hall.

The vaccine used is Spikevax, and the health service is provided by Confido Medical Center. Those vaccinated with Moderna Spikevax before the end of August will be able to receive a second dose of the vaccine before the start of the active virus season. The interval between the injection of the first and the second dose of Spikevax, or COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna, is four weeks.