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Current restrictions and guidelines have to be followed in order to avoid the spread of the virus and getting infected, and to protect the life and health of people. The Government of the Republic, in cooperation with the Scientific Advisory Board, assesses the infection risk in the country weekly, and enacts or eases the measures according to the risk level.

More information on the coronavirus and the decisions and changes to the order of life related to it can be obtained from the state helpline 1247. +372 600 1247 when calling from abroad.


It is recommended to wear a mask in public indoor spaces and in public transport.

Wearing a mask is recommended in public indoor spaces and public transport. A preference is given to a medical mask or a mask equated to that (e.g. an FFP1-3 mask or a N95 respirator) which effectively stops the coronavirus from spreading.

This mainly pertains to commercial and service establishments, museums, theatres, cinemas, but also public meetings, events etc. that gather together many people who do not come in daily contact with each other.


Keep a distance and disinfect your hands

Disinfect your hands regularly, and in crowded places try to keep a distance with people who you do not come in regular contact with.

Those who are sick remain in quarantine for ten days

People who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 have to stay in quarantine at home or permanent place of stay at least 10 days starting from the occurrence of symptoms (or from a positive test result if there are no symptoms). This also applies to the residents of shelters and safe houses who have to stay in quarantine on the spot. Isolation days can be calculated with the help of the calculator of the Estonian Family Medicine Association (in Estonian).


Close contacts are in self-isolation for seven days

Close contacts who live with a COVID-19 positive person or have come in contact with him have to remain in self-isolation for seven days, except if they have been vaccinated, recovered from the disease within the past six months or equated to a vaccinated person (i.e. recovered from the disease and been vaccinated). The exemption from quarantine for vaccinated close contacts is valid for: 9 months with the initial course of vaccinations (including minors whose vaccination certificates are valid without a term), 12 months with the booster dose.

If a close contact with a virus carrier took place in a kindergarten or child care, general education school or vocational school, the children and youths who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 or recovered from COVID-19 may stay in simplified quarantine.

Staying in self-isolation is also recommended for people who are vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 but are living with a person who has been infected. In that case a person should stay home for at least seven days and do distance work if possible. If it is not possible to work from home, a family doctor will issue a certificate for sick leave and the person will receive health insurance benefits.

Last updated: 11.04.2022 16:44

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Free PCR testing is available for the elderly and the coronavirus risk groups. Your family doctor will refer you to free testing if you have symptoms of an upper respiratory virus and you are older than 60 or belong to a risk group due to your medical condition (e.g. Parkinson's disease, a stroke within the past year, diabetes, chronic bronchitis, asthma, obesity, sleep apnoea etc.). The complete list of specific diseases with which you can get a referral to free COVID-19 testing can be found on the web page of the Health Board: www.terviseamet.ee/en/testing-virus.

If you are not in a risk group due to your age or health condition, you should do a rapid test if there is reason to suspect the coronavirus. If you wish to record the positive result in the health information system, contact your family doctor.

If you require the EU COVID-19 recovery certificate, you can turn to paid testing at a suitable service provider: koroonatestimine.ee.

Last updated: 03.05.2022 00:49

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Checking the COVID certificate is not required in Estonia. When travelling, however, both the restrictions at the destination country and the requirements depending on the risk level of the country of origin when returning to Estonia should be kept in mind. The risk levels of the countries are regularly updated on the web page kriis.ee . Overview of the control measures in force in other countries can be found in the reisitargalt.vm.ee travel portal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Estonian).

Vaccination or immunisation certificate

Adults (18+)

  • The certificate confirming that an adult has completed the initial course of vaccinations is valid for nine months or 270 days from the last shot. The number of doses received are generally marked on the certificate as one dose out of one (for one-dose vaccine or one shot along with recovery) or two doses out of two.

  • After the booster shot the immunisation certificate is valid for 12 months or 365 days from the date of receiving the booster dose. The number of doses received are generally marked on the certificate as three doses out of three or two doses out of one.

  • Important! If the booster dose was your second dose and you created your certificate before February 1. 2022, you have to renew your certificate at the Patient Portal digilugu.ee to receive a reference to the booster dose to it. Otherwise the checking applications could mistakenly consider the certificates that have the 2/2 marking to be valid for nine months, rather than a year as they should. The people who have to renew their certificates are the ones who have received two single-dose vaccines (e.g. one dose of Janssen + a booster dose) or received one dose of vaccine, have recovered from the disease and then received a booster dose. After renewing the certificate the number of doses is marked on the certificate as 2/1.

Minors (under 18 years of age)

  • The validity period of the vaccination certificate of children and youths under the age of 18 is valid without a term, including upon crossing the border within the European UnionThe number of shots administered in case of the initial course of vaccinations is generally marked on the certificate as 1/1 or 2/2.

  • In case of a close contact with a person infected with the coronavirus, the minors who have been vaccinated are exempt from quarantine for nine months or 270 days from the last shot.

Good to know! If a young person becomes an adult during the period of validity of the certificate, the rules applying to adults will start applying to him as well, i.e. from the moment a person turns 18, the certificate of his initial vaccination is valid for nine months.

Recovery certificate

  • The recovery certificate is valid for 180 days starting from giving a positive Sars-CoV-2 PCR test result. It is not possible to extend the validity of the certificate.

  • Important! The EU COVID recovery certificate can be created in the Patient Portal www.digilugu.ee on the 11th day after giving the positive SARS-COV-2 PCR test sample (the previous 10 days are counted into the validity period). The time of day has an important role: in order to create the certificate, at least 11x24 hours and no more than 180 days must have passed. (Starting from April 12, 2022) If you get infected with the coronavirus repeatedly, you can create a new recovery certificate at the Patient Portal on the basis of your last recovery, if the period between the two positive tests confirming the beginning of recovery is at least 60 days.

Last updated: 11.04.2022 13:22

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If you have a referral, you can book your appointment either by SMS, directly on the web page, or by waiting for a call:

  • SMS: an adult (age 18+) testing subject will receive a text message to the phone number provided on the referral letter, containing a link to the e-booking system where he can book an appointment for himself. Important: if the referral letter does not have a correct phone number, it is not possible to send the text message.
  • Directly in the online system: at veebiregistratuur.ee you can choose the region, testing location and time suitable to you. In order to book a test, you need to log in with an ID card, Mobile ID or Smart ID. It is also possible to book an appointment for another person online -- for that you have to know the personal identification code of the person giving the sample.
  • A call: those who do not use the e-booking system or who cannot receive a text message for technical reasons will receive a call from the testing call centre in the order of the referral letters coming in within one day (the calls are made from Monday to Saturday). If the call centre has not called within 48 hours, we recommend contacting your family doctor to check that the phone number on the referral letter is correct and the referral letter has been forwarded. If the phone number on the referral letter is correct, contact the testing call centre directly (phone +372 646 4848, open on work days 8-19, on weekends 10-18).

More information: koroonatestimine.ee. The results will reach the Patient Portal digilugu.ee within 24-48 hours.

Good to know:

  • If you do not have a referral for free testing (i.e. you are not in a risk group due to your age or medical condition), do a rapid test if possible, if you suspect that you have the coronavirus.
  • If you want the positive result recorded in the health information system, contact your family doctor.
  • If you need the EU COVID recovery certificate, you can go to have a paid test at a service provider suitable for you: koroonatestimine.ee.

Last updated: 07.05.2022 01:03

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The vaccination certificates of adults, confirming the completion of the initial course of vaccinations, are valid nine months instead of the current one year. More precisely: in order for the certificate to be valid, no more than 270 days may have passed since the completion of the initial course of vaccinations (i.e. the last shot that is not a booster dose). The change has to do with all valid (i.e. it includes those certificates that were created when the period of validity was one year) as well as new vaccination certificates.

The initial course of vaccinations is considered completed after the administration of:

  • two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine Comirnaty
  • two doses of the AstraZeneca Vaccine Vaxzevria
  • two doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Spikevax
  • one dose of the JanssenCOVID-19 vaccine
  • one dose after recovery (the so-called equated to a vaccinated person, 1/1 on the certificate)

If you have received a booster dose, your vaccination certificate is valid for 12 months (365 days) starting from the date of receiving the booster dose.

The validity of the vaccination certificate for people up to 18 years of age is valid without a term

Starting from April 12: the validity period of the vaccination certificate of children and youths under the age of 18 is valid without a term, including upon crossing the border within the European Union. If a youth is turning adult soon after vaccination, his vaccination certificate is valid for 270 days starting from his last dose of the vaccine.

In the case of a close contact with a person infected with the coronavirus, vaccinated persons who have not received a booster dose are exempt from having to quarantine for 9 months or 270 days after vaccination.

Those for whom the booster dose was a second dose have to renew their certificate at digilugu.ee in order to extend its validity.

The change applies to those who, before February 1, 2022:

  • received two single dose vaccines (e.g. one dose of Janssen + a booster dose)
  • received one dose of vaccine, recovered from the disease and then received a booster dose

Important! If the booster dose has been administered and the certificate is not renewed, the checking application will mistakenly consider the certificates that have the "2/2" marking as the initial course of vaccinations that are valid for nine months. When the certificate is renewed, the number of the booster dose that was the second dose is marked as 2/1

How to renew the certificate if the booster dose was your second dose?

  1. Log into the Patient Portal digilugu.ee with an ID card, Mobile ID or Smart ID
  2. Press the green button "EU digital COVID certificates" on the left
  3. Press the button "Start the creation of an EU digital COVID certificate"
  4. Choose a certificate from the drop down menu on the page (EU digital COVID vaccination certificate) and push the button "Continue"
  5. Save or print the certificate. An expired certificate will be automatically replaced in Digilugu.

Last updated: 11.04.2022 13:15

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No COVID certificate automatically renews itself after getting the so-called third shot, i.e. an additional or a booster dose. After an additional dose, you can create the new certificate yourself at the Patient Portal digilugu.ee and start using it.

There is currently no requirement to check COVID certificates in Estonia but a vaccination certificate might be necessary for travelling and participating in different activities at the destination country.

Important! If the additional dose is your second dose (e.g. you have previously been vaccinated with Janssen or have recovered from COVID-19 and received one dose of the vaccine) and you have created your certificate before February 1, 2022:

Create a new immunisation certificate at the Patient Portal digilugu.ee in order to receive a reference to the booster dose to it. If you do not renew your certificate, the checking applications could mistakenly consider the validity period of the certificate with the 2/2 marking to be nine months instead of a year. The booster dose will be marked as 2/1 on the renewed certificate.

The people who have to renew their certificates are those who have received:

  • two single dose vaccines (e.g. one dose of Janssen + a booster dose)
  • one dose of vaccine, recovered from the disease and then received a booster dose

How to renew the certificate?

  1. Log into the Patient Portal digilugu.ee with an ID card, Mobile ID or Smart ID
  2. Press the green button "EU digital COVID certificates" on the left
  3. Press the button "Start the creation of an EU digital COVID certificate"
  4. Choose a certificate from the drop down menu on the page (EU digital COVID vaccination certificate) and push the button "Continue"
  5. Save or print the certificate. An expired certificate will be automatically replaced in Digilugu.

Using the additional and booster doses in other countries:

  • We recommend to initially take along both your previous and your new vaccination certificate when you go on a trip, as, depending on the country, a maximum protection waiting period of up to 14 days might apply after a third dose (even if this is a third dose). The old certificate does not become invalid when a new one is created but if you have created the certificate before October 20, 2021, we recommend creating and downloading that one again as well to make sure that foreign checking applications do not show an error notification.
  • Before going on a trip, make sure that your certificate meets the requirements of the destination and transit countries by using the Estonian checking application (after checking your certificate for the first time you can make sure that the certificate meets the requirements of other countries) and find out about other restrictions in force there as well. You can find the information from the web pages reisitargalt.vm.ee (in Estonian) and reopen.europa.eu.

Last updated: 14.03.2022 22:59

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You can find all vaccination points at https://vaktsineeri.ee/en/covid-19/vaccination-points/.

A vaccination appointment can be booked:

  • at the digital registry at http://www.digilugu.ee
  • at a pharmacy: find a pharmacy closest to you and book an appointment at the web page vaktsineeriapteegis.ee (in Estonian)
  • by calling the registry of the local hospital or medical institution.

It is also possible to get immunised without prior registration in vaccination buses and vaccination points. You can find all the options in different towns and counties from the web page vaktsineeri.ee -- locations that have no prior booking requirement have a green label "without registration".

Within the limits of Tallinn, a group of at least ten adults have the option of ordering a vaccine ambulance for themselves. The service can be ordered by sending an e-mail to ltkhvak@keskhaigla.ee. The query must contain an address where the ambulance is ordered, a date, the desired time of day, the number of people who want to get vaccinated (10 at minimum) and their personal identification codes. The vaccination ambulance team will contact the person who submitted the order to agree upon the exact time.

The location of vaccination is not connected to a person's official place of residence: everyone can book an appointment and go to get vaccinated in an area suitable to them all across Estonia. A booking for a minor must be done by his legal representative.

In addition to hospitals and private health care service providers it is possible to get vaccinated at schools (more information: vaktsineeri.ee (in Estonian). The elderly and people in risk groups also continue to be vaccinated by family doctors.

Make certain to be on time for your vaccination appointment or let the vaccinating institution know at first chance if you will not be able to go to your agreed upon vaccination for some reason.

If you need further counselling on COVID-19 vaccinations, we recommend that you consult with your family doctor or call the Family Doctor's Advice Line 1220 or 634 66 30. The calls are answered by medical professionals 24/7. Advice is given in Estonian and Russian (advice in English every day between 15.00 and 17.00).

Last updated: 23.06.2022 02:18

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If you are COVID-19 positive or suspect that you have been infected, stay home if you have any kind of symptoms. Avoid contact with other people, follow hand and respiratory hygiene. If at all possible, have all essentials delivered to you at home contact free. If possible, do a coronavirus test.

If you suspect that you have become ill:

  • Contact your family doctor. The family doctor will evaluate the need for testing with a referral, give medical advice and will also start a certificate of incapacity for work or a certificate for care leave (the so-called certificate for sick leave). If you are unable to contact your family doctor, call the Family Doctor's Advice Line 1220 (+372 634 66 30). The calls are answered by medical professionals 24/7, advice is given in Estonian and Russian (advice in English every day from 15.00 to 17.00).

Foreigners and people who do not have health insurance have to contact the nearest family health centre if they become symptomatic. If there is cause to suspect an upper respiratory virus (fever, dry cough, difficulties breathing), the patients are served regardless of whether they belong to the family doctor's list or not.

Testing

  • Free testing is available for the elderly (age 60+) and people who are in a risk group to their medical condition (e.g. Parkinson's disease, a stroke within the past year, diabetes, chronic bronchitis, asthma, obesity, sleep apnoea etc.). See more: www.terviseamet.ee/en/testing-virus.

  • If the family doctor decides that testing is necessary, you will be given a digital referral letter. Make sure that your family doctor has your correct phone number so that the testing centre could contact you.

  • If you are not in a risk group neither due to your age nor due to a medical condition, you can do a rapid test if you suspect having the coronavirus. If you wish to record a positive test result in the health information system, contact your family doctor.

  • If you need an EU COVID recovery certificate that has a QR code, you can go to have a paid test at a service provider suitable to you: koroonatestimine.ee.

  • Booking an appointment for testing is necessary both for a free and a paid test. There are different options for booking an appointment:

    • With a referral:

    • SMS: an adult (age 18+) testing subject will receive a text message to the phone number provided on the referral letter, containing a link to the e-booking system where he can book an appointment for himself. Important: if the referral letter does not have a correct phone number, it is not possible to send the text message.

    • A call: those who do not use the e-booking system or who cannot receive a text message for technical reasons will receive a call from the testing call centre in the order of the referral letters coming in within one day (the calls are made from Monday to Saturday). If the call centre has not called within 48 hours, we recommend contacting your family doctor to check that the phone number on the referral letter is correct and the referral letter has been forwarded. If the phone number on the referral letter is correct, contact the testing call centre directly (phone +372 646 4848, open on work days 8-19, on weekends 10-18).

    • Directly in the online system: at veebiregistratuur.ee you can choose the region, testing location and time suitable to you. In order to book a test, you need to log in with an ID card, Mobile ID or Smart ID. It is also possible to book an appointment for another person online -- for that you have to know the personal identification code of the person giving the sample.

    • Paid testing:

    • Find a testing location suitable to you: koroonatestimine.ee/en/for-patients/paid-testing/

  • Go to testing on time and make sure to take an identity document with you -- you can give a nasopharyngeal sample only on the basis of a digital referral and an identification document. You should go to testing alone. Testing takes place on weekends and public holidays as well. More information about testing can be found on the web page of the Health Board.

  • After giving the sample, stay home and wait for the results. The results will reach the Patient Portal digilugu.ee within 24-48 hours. In Estonia, starting from January, 2022, the sample given by people who have a SARS-CoV-2 referral letter is tested for SARS-CoV-2, influenza A and B (no differentiation), as well as RSV.

If you have COVID-19:

  • If your test result was positive, you have to remain in self-isolation at home. Follow the recommendations of the family doctor, you can also find advice on how to treat the coronavirus at home from the guidelines of the Health Board (in Estonian). If your health condition worsens suddenly, call 112.
  • Make sure to inform your close contacts. Close contacts must remain in self-isolation for 7 days if they have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 (or more than a year has passed since the completion of the course of vaccinations) or recovered from the disease within the past six months. More specific instructions on how to determine close contacts can be found on the web page of the Health Board.
  • As an infected person you have to stay in self-isolation for at least ten days starting from developing symptoms. You have to remain in a 10-day isolation even if the symptoms disappear in a few days. This will help to prevent the disease from spreading.
  • Recovery is decided by a doctor -- generally you are declared healthy if you have not had a fever for at least 72 hours and acute symptoms of the virus have receded.

If the results of your corona test were positive but you have no symptoms:

  • Stay home. Avoid contacts with other people and follow hand and respiratory hygiene.
  • If no symptoms appear, the isolation ends after 10 days have passed since the positive test. The day of taking the test is considered Day 0. Isolation is ended by a doctor.
  • If symptoms appear during isolation, the isolation restarts from when the symptoms appeared and the patient is a symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 positive.

Last updated: 05.05.2022 15:11

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The immunoprophylaxis expert committee recommends administering an additional shot to adults (18+) when three months have passed since the completion of the initial course of vaccinations with the AstraZeneca, Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty) and Moderna vaccines, and two months with the Janssen vaccine. Check from the Patient Portal digilugu.ee when the correct time is for you to go get a booster dose and book an appointment, or just show up at a vaccination point where you can get vaccinated without prior registration.

For people with immunodeficiency, the booster dose means a fourth shot. People with immunodeficiency should consult their immunologist about the necessity of a booster dose.

The booster doses are administered with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine Comirnaty or the Moderna vaccine Spikevax regardless of what vaccine used in Estonia the person completed their course of vaccinations with earlier. In exceptional cases (for instance, an allergic reaction to the mRNA vaccine) it is also possible to use the Janssen vaccine for a booster dose. The maximum protection from the booster dose develops within two weeks of receiving the shot.

Those who have received a complementary dose (including an additional dose and a booster dose) have the same rights as people who have completed the course of vaccinations. In Estonia, the certificate is valid for a year after the so-called third shot. Read about creating COVID certificates after an additional dose .

Do I need to receive an additional shot if I have recovered from COVID-19 or have recovered and gotten vaccinated?

The immunoprophylaxis expert committee recommends that adults who have recovered from COVID-19 or have recovered and gotten vaccinated receive a booster dose five months after the last dose of the vaccine or recovery.

The recommended time of the booster dose can be calculated with the aid of the corona protection calculator: vaktsineeri.ee (in Estonian).

What are the most common side effects of a booster dose or a third shot?

The post-vaccination reactions are similar to the side effects of the second dose. Most of them are localised side effects, mild in their nature and pass within a few days. According to the current data they have occurred somewhat more frequently than after a second dose.

Last updated: 04.01.2022 22:25

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Close contacts who are unvaccinated, have not recovered from the disease or those for whom more than nine months have passed since the initial course of vaccinations have to stay in self-isolation for seven days after a close contact with a person infected with the coronavirus.

Self-isolation is not mandatory for close contacts who:

  • are vaccinated (or equated to a vaccinated person) and have received a booster dose, and no more than a year has passed from the shot
  • have completed the initial course of COVID-19 vaccinations and no more than nine months (270 days) have passed since the last dose
  • are equated to a vaccinated person (i.e. have recovered from the disease and received one dose of the vaccine) and no more than nine months (270 days) have passed since the last shot
  • have recovered from COVID-19 within the past six months (180 days) and been declared healthy by a doctor
  • are children and adolescents up to 18 years of age (included) or turning 19 during the 2021/2022 academic year who are not symptomatic and whose close contact took place in a kindergarten or child care, general education school, vocational school, informal education or hobby activities, or youth work.

What to do if you are a close contact who has been vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19?

The new variants of the coronavirus spread very quickly and people who have been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 can get infected as well. A close contact within a family further increases the risk of getting infected and transmitting the disease. For that reason it is recommended that people who have been vaccinated or have recovered from the disease also remain in self-isolation if they have been in close contact within their family.

  • Stay in self-isolation for at least seven days. If there are no symptoms you can return to your regular order of life. If symptoms occur, do a test.

  • Take out a certificate for sick leave for the self-isolation period if necessary. A family doctor can issue a certificate for sick leave if the patient is suspected of having an infectious disease due to being a close contact.

  • During the certificate for sick leave period, the health insurance benefits are paid from the second day of sickness; the city of Tallinn also reimburses the first day of sickness to its residents.

  • If it is not possible to do distance work or take out a certificate for sick leave, do a rapid antigen test before leaving home.

What to do if you have not been vaccinated, recovered from COVID-19 or more than six months have passed since your initial course of vaccinations?

  • The obligatory self-isolation period is 7 days. The days are counted from when the close contact took place.
  • A person who has to stay in self-isolation is not allowed to go to work, school (except in the case of simplified quarantine), public places, or use public transport. It is obligatory to stay home (or at a permanent place of stay). Instead of visiting a store or a pharmacy, it is recommended to turn to your acquaintances or use the e-store to order the necessary goods. If you are ordering food and essentials to be delivered by a courier, avoid direct contact.
  • It is only allowed to leave home for an urgent need, for instance to go to the doctor or to buy essentials and medicines if a person cannot acquire them without leaving home.

Simplified quarantine: if a close contact with a coronavirus carrier took place in a kindergarten or child care, general education school or vocational school, the children and youths who are up to 19 years of age and are not symptomatic are allowed to continue participating in school and hobby activities.

Last updated: 04.02.2022 18:14

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The manufacturer has determined the intervals between administering the vaccine doses according to the results of clinical studies. The period prescribed by the manufacturer provides the highest efficacy of the vaccine, based on the results of the studies. For this reason it is important to administer the second dose at the prescribed time, generally no sooner than the summary of the vaccine properties suggests. For instance, if a person becomes ill and cannot go the get the second dose at the agreed upon time, the second dose can be administered later but preferably at first opportunity after recovery.

The interval between the two shots by vaccine:

  • the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine: 6 weeks (maximum protection is achieved 7 days after receiving the second dose)
  • the Moderna vaccine: 4 weeks (maximum protection is achieved 14 days after receiving the second dose)
  • the AstraZeneca vaccine: 12 weeks (maximum protection is achieved 15 days after receiving the second dose)

Last updated: 31.05.2021 09:53

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The state immunoprophylaxis expert committee recommends vaccinating people who have recovered from COVID-19 with one dose on the sixth month after recovery and consider the course of vaccinations completed with this. The committee recommends vaccinating with one dose even if more than six months have passed since recovery from COVID-19, in order to ensure long term protection. According to the calculations the member of the Scientific Council and the professor of Mathematical Statistics at the University of Tartu, Krista Fischer, did based on the infection indicators from July and August, those that have recovered from the disease and then gotten vaccinated, have a 20 times smaller chance of getting infected again.

If you have already received one dose of the vaccine before you got infected, the necessity of a second shot depends on the moment you fell ill:

  • if you got COVID-19 within two weeks of receiving the first dose, the recommendation is to administer one dose of the vaccine on the sixth month after recovery. After this the course of vaccinations is considered completed. Before receiving the second dose, if necessary, a person can prove their infection risk status with a COVID-19 recovery certificate which is valid if less than 180 days have passed since the positive test result (PCR test).
  • if you got COVID-19 more than two weeks after receiving the shot, it is no longer necessary to administer the second shot and the course of vaccinations is considered completed.

In both cases it should be kept in mind that the vaccination status does not change automatically on the digital COVID certificates, rather a certificate needs to be created again after the health care service provider has entered the information proving recovery (for instance, a positive PCR test result). If there are any questions about the information on the COVID certificate created, you can turn to the user support line of the Health and Welfare Information Systems Centre +372 794 3943 (7.00 to 22.00) or from the e-mail abi@tehik.ee.

If there is an unavoidable need (due to travel restrictions in certain countries etc.) a doctor can administer a person who has recovered from COVID-19 a second dose as well if the person wishes (the minimum time between the two doses is the interval determined in the summary of vaccine properties).

Last updated: 27.10.2021 16:49

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It is obligatory to behave in accordance with the risk analysis of the employer.

If the employer has, in the working environment risk analysis, come to the conclusion that the risks related to the spread of the virus have been lowered sufficiently with the use of other personal protective equipment, e.g. a visor or a protective glass, the employer does not have to wear a protective mask.

If the risk analysis has established that wearing a protective mask is necessary to safely perform the professional duties, the employee is obligated to wear a mask.

It is the task of the employer to assess the risks present in the working environment (including risks related to the spread of the virus), their effect on the health of the employee, and enact measures to lower the risks, in accordance with the results of the analysis. If it is necessary to carry out professional duties safely, the employer's risk analysis might also foresee the vaccination of employees, regular testing, reorganisation of work etc. in addition to using personal protective equipment as pre-emptive measures.

More information on lowering the risks during the COVID-19 pandemic can be found in the Tööelu (Work Life) portal (in Estonian).

Last updated: 23.10.2021 12:04

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