EU digital COVID vaccination certificate

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A person who has received COVID-19 vaccine can log inro the Patient Portal (www.digilugu.ee) and create an immunisation certificate for himself or reproduce previously created valid certificates. A person can open and download the certificate at the Patient Portal. For a check, a person can present the certificate in a smart device or as a paper printout.

Estonians and foreign nationals with an Estonian personal identification code who cannot create their own EU COVID certificates in the Patient Portal can submit an application for it at all the service bureaus of the Social Insurance Board. All who wish to get the certificate can fill out the [application (DOCX)] (https://www.tehik.ee/sites/default/files/2021-08/Sert_vormis_erikeeled.docx) beforehand and print it out. The application must be taken to the suitable service bureau of the Social Insurance Board after which the EU COVID certificate will be sent to the person's e-mail address within three working days. The exact addresses and opening times can be found on the web page of the Social Insurance Board (in Estonian).

Last updated: 25.08.2021 15:50

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In addition to personal identification data it contains the number of the certificate; the disease against which the vaccination was performed; the active substance; the immune preparation; the holder of the vaccine's marketing authorisation; the number of required doses; the date and country of immunisation. It also contains the information on the issuer of the certificate.

Last updated: 21.06.2021 15:02

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When you log into the Patient Portal (www.digilugu.ee), there is an option to change roles in the upper left side on a gray background. By choosing a correct role from there, you can create a vaccination certificate to a person you are representing.

Last updated: 21.06.2021 15:03

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Each person who has received a COVID-19 vaccination for which there is an immunisation notice that has been sent to the health information system by the vaccinator and that can be seen by the person in the Patient Portal, can log into the Patient Portal and let the system create a vaccination certificate.

Last updated: 21.06.2021 15:02

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The current decision is based on contemporary scientific research. As soon as results from further studies emerge, the deadline will also be amended if necessary.

Last updated: 30.08.2021 20:18

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Currently there is no such certificate. If a person cannot get vaccinated for health reasons, he won't be exempt from presenting a COVID certificate. In that case he has to prove his infection risk status with testing.

Last updated: 30.08.2021 17:56

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The vaccination certificate received from the Patient Portal is free of charge.

Last updated: 21.06.2021 15:03

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It does not. The vaccination certificate confirms that a vaccination has been administered.

Last updated: 12.08.2021 17:21

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You can create and download the digital COVID certificate immediately after the vaccinator has entered the relevant information in the health information system. The health care service provider must forward the information on vaccination to the health information system within one work day of confirming the immunisation notice in its own information system.

Last updated: 12.08.2021 17:29

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Vaccination certificates created in the Patient Portal before June 10, 2021 should be replaced in the Patient Portal with certificates created according to the new standard. For that, a new certificate needs to be created for oneself in the Patient Portal (www.digilugu.ee). The new certificate automatically meets the new requirements. It should be kept in mind that the certificate is not a basis for travelling to a foreign country but, depending on the requirements of the destination country, can grant a release from the restrictions that the country has enacted (e.g. self-isolation). The destination country's requirements for entry/determining the isolation obligations must be taken into account when travelling. Additionally, the restrictions that transport companies have set for their transit passengers must be considered.

Last updated: 12.08.2021 17:26

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No, you do not. Each person who has received COVID-19 vaccine can get a vaccination certificate by logging into the Patient Portal (www.digilugu.ee). If information about your vaccination has not reached the Patient Portal, you must turn to the health care service provider who performed the vaccination in order to get information.

Last updated: 12.08.2021 17:27

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All data on the COVID immunisation certificate are from the health information system where the health care worker is obligated to insert it within one work day of the vaccination. The user of the vaccination certificate does not need to remember and add any separate data.

Last updated: 21.06.2021 15:02

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Yes, a legal representative can create an immunisation certificate for the person she is representing and representatives that have been given full rights at the Patient Portal can create an immunisation certificate for their wards.

Last updated: 21.06.2021 15:02

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You can assign the status of a person with full representation rights yourself at the Patient Portal (www.digilugu.ee). A person with full representation rights can see all your data (excl. time critical data and documents that your have closed off from the representative yourself) and do all transactions for you (update personal data, close single documents or the whole medical history off from a doctor, make expressions of will, and order a vaccination certificate). In order to assign a person with full representation rights you need to select "My data" and assign a person with full representation rights.

Last updated: 21.06.2021 15:03

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The draft of the EU digital COVID certificate foresees that all vaccines that have received the approval of the European Medicines Agency (i.e. that have an EU marketing authorisation) have to be accepted in issuing the certificates and giving exemptions. Member states have been given free reign when it comes to the other vaccines. In addition to the previously mentioned, Estonia also accepts those vaccines and vaccine schemes that do not yet have the approval of the European Medicines Agency but are a recognized scheme in the country of departure. Estonia is currently vaccinating with the four vaccines that have received the approval of the European Medicines Agency (AZ, Pfizer, Moderna and J&J).

Last updated: 21.06.2021 15:08

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In Estonia this period is different for different vaccines. The maximum protection is considered achieved according to the manufacturer's instructions -- 7 calendar days after the second vaccine dose for the Pfizer/BioNTech Comirnaty vaccine, 15 calendar days after the second vaccine dose for the AstraZeneca vaccine Vaxzevria, 14 calendar days after the second vaccine shot for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, and 14 calendar days after the single vaccine dose for the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.

Last updated: 17.08.2021 17:52

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More information about the coronavirus and restrictions related to it is available calling 1247 (from abroad +372 600 1247).