Over 100,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine shipped to Estonia in total

  • 2021-02-16
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Yet another consignment of the coronavirus vaccines, consisting of 12,870 doses by pharmaceutical company Pfizer, arrived in Estonia on Monday, bringing the total number of vaccine doses shipped to the state by altogether three vaccine developers to 104,670, Postimees reports.

The Ministry of Social Affairs is also expecting a consignment of 16,800 vaccines by AstraZeneca at the end of this week. The vaccine developer initially said its shipment would contain 19,200 doses.

Data by the Health Board shows that 87,230 doses have currently been issued to health care service providers. Of the 17,440 vaccine doses currently stored at the Health Board's facility, 7,260 are by Pfizer-BioNTech, 2,280 by Moderna and 7,900 by AstraZeneca.

"What needs to be taken into account is that stock inventories change constantly -- there are some vaccines in storage, some are being transported to those administering the vaccines and some are stored in health care institutions awaiting to be administered," ministry spokesperson Eva Lehtla told Postimees.

The goal is to have a certain amount of vaccines in storage at the end of each week to guarantee a second dose to people in case any hindrances in supply should emerge.