Vaccination of at-risk groups with 3rd doses to start this year

  • 2021-09-01
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Estonian Minister of Health and Labor Tanel Kiik said that the vaccination of at-risk groups with the third dose of coronavirus vaccine will start later this year.

Kiik told journalists on Wednesday that the administration of third doses to at-risk groups will definitely already start this year. Third shots will be given first and foremost to the elderly, and the list of at-risk groups will be determined by the national expert committee on immunoprophylaxis.

Deputy director general of the Health Board Mari-Anne Harma said that the issue of third doses has been discussed in the expert committee but a decision has yet to be made. She expressed hope that clarity will be gained in this regard within one month.