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COVID-19

Estonia has set itself the aim of making the COVID-19 vaccination available to all Estonian residents in 2021, and to achieving the vaccination of the highest possible share of the population. It is very important to protect the most vulnerable residents in Estonia and those individuals who are included in risk groups.

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Vaccinating children

The body of each child is protected by their immune system. It is in our power to strengthen this system even more, taking into account the characteristics of a child’s immune system.

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Vaccination of adults

An average adult is exposed to thousands of pathogens daily. The immune system, which works continuously and imperceptibly, protects the body from those pathogens.

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For healthcare workers

Healthcare workers professionals play a very important role in conducting vaccination. The information and explanations received from them affect people's decisions, and the feedback and statistics collected help direct vaccination policies.

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Vaccination of risk groups

Vaccination of risk groups

The health status of some people imposes restrictions on their vaccination. This should definitely be taken into account when planning vaccination injections. If you are in a risk group, consult your family physician.

 

Adults with immunodeficiency

  • Can be vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, influenza (inactivated vaccine), human papillomavirus infection (HPV), pneumococcal infection, meningococcal infection, poliomyelitis (IPV), and tick-borne encephalitis.
  • It is not recommended to vaccinate against measles, rubella, mumps or chickenpox.

 

HIV-infected adult with a CD4 + T-lymphocyte count ˂200 / μL:

  • Can be vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, HPV, pneumococcal disease, meningococcal infection, viral hepatitis A and B, poliomyelitis (IPV) and tick-borne encephalitis.
  • Vaccination against measles, rubella, chickenpox or herpes zoster is not recommended.

 

HIV-infected adult with a CD4 + T lymphocyte count ≥200 / μL:

  • Can be vaccinated with all aforementioned vaccines.

 

Pregnant women

  • Can be vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, influenza (inactivated vaccine), pneumococcal infection, meningococcal infection, poliomyelitis (IPV), viral hepatitis A and B, and tick-borne encephalitis.
  • Vaccination against measles, mumps, pertussis or chickenpox is not recommended.

 

People exhibiting the following risk behaviours (and similar lifestyles) should definitely consider vaccination:

  • Drug addicts, including HIV positive drug addicts – hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccines are recommended.
  • Men who have sex with men – hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccines are recommended.
  • Persons with sexually transmitted diseases – hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccines are recommended.
  • Persons who have many sexual partners – hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccines are recommended.
  • People involved in prostitution – hepatitis A and hepatitis B vaccines are recommended.
  • Alcoholics – pneumococcal infection vaccine is recommended.

 

Regardless of belonging to a risk group, people who are hypersensitive to any of the ingredients of the vaccine should not be vaccinated. A series of vaccination injections should also be stopped if a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) occurs after the first dose.