In week one of 2021, one case of influenza A virus was confirmed in Pärnu County. In total, two influenza cases have been confirmed in Estonia this season through laboratory analyses, involving a single case each of influenza A and influenza B.
In the period between 28 December and 3 January, a total of 2,945 people sought medical aid due to acute upper respiratory tract infections, of whom 20% were children.
The European Commission has issued conditional marketing authorisation for the Moderna coronavirus vaccine
Conditional marketing authorisation for a second coronavirus vaccine in Europe has already been issued by the European Commission.
The first laboratory-confirmed influenza B case of the season was registered in Estonia last week.
At today's meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Social Affairs Tanel Kiik introduced the pre-purchase agreement of COVID-19 vaccine between the European Commission and the pharmaceutical company Moderna. It is one of seven pre-purchase agreements for the European Union's vaccine portfolio that the government decided to join last week.
In the period between 30 November to 6 December, a total of 4,355 people sought medical aid due to upper respiratory tract infections, of whom almost one third (1,288) were children.
The highest number of cases were registered in Tallinn and in Tartu County, while there have been no cases in Hiiu County.
In the period between 23-29 November, a total of 4,188 people sought medical aid due to upper respiratory tract infections, of whom one third were children.
Today, the Government supported the signing of all the pre-purchase contracts with vaccine manufacturers in the European Union joint procurement.