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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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Travel vaccination

In order to avoid infectious diseases, travellers to risk areas should turn to their own family physician or travel medicine office at least 4 weeks before the trip, for a medical examination and, if necessary, to get vaccinated.

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Who can conduct vaccinations?

A doctor, nurse, midwife or healthcare worker at school, who has completed an immunisation continuous training course in full volume according to a programme approved by the Ministry of Social Affairs and received a certificate verifying that they have completed said training, may conduct vaccinations. The minimum volume of a course is 16 hours.

 

After completing the training, every five years, an 8-hour refresher course corresponding to the same conditions must be completed.

 

The organisers of continuous training for immunisation accepted by the Ministry of Social Affairs are:

You can read more about this on the website of the Riigiteataja.