Tallinn started offering home vaccination

Starting from this week, the city of Tallinn is offering people the opportunity to be vaccinated at their home.

After registering by phone, every patient will get the day and time range when the vaccination team will visit them. Two teams will be operating on weekdays from 09:00 – 18:00.

Deputy Mayor of Tallinn Betina Beškina stated: “We want to involve people more and bring vaccination even closer to them. We know that the vaccine does not prevent the disease, but the statistics prove that for the vaccinated, the course of the disease is mostly easier and the need for hospitalisation is relatively rare. The home vaccination service is primarily intended for those who, for various reasons, cannot go to get vaccinated themselves. Instead, medical staff come to the person’s home, provide advice and vaccinations, and remain to monitor the patient for 15 minutes.”

Tallinn currently has four Covid-19 counselling and vaccination points operating in Õismäe, Kesklinn, Lasnamäe and Põhja-Tallinn. As of November 2, there have been provided 3,440 vaccinations, of which 2,451 were initial doses. 371 people have been vaccinated with the second dose and 618 with the booster dose, reports tallinn.ee.

 

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