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More than 26,000 doses of vaccine were administered at the Tartu Vaccination Centre in the first month

Vaccination Centre

3 June / Between 27 April and 31 May, a total of 26,522 doses of vaccine were administered in the Tartu Vaccination Centre, established in co-operation between the City of Tartu, Tartu University Hospital, and the Tartu Ambulance Foundation. The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is the most widely used vaccine against COVID-19.

According to Dr. Andres Kotsar, the Chief Medical Officer of Tartu University Hospital, an average of 1000 vaccine doses are administered in the vaccination centre each day. ‘The University Hospital’s vaccination team has the capacity to administer up to 1700 doses of vaccine per day, and on some days that capacity has almost been reached.’ He notes that the most widely used vaccine to vaccinate against COVID-19 is the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, and that recently the proportion of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine has also risen.

People’s interest in vaccination in Tartu County has been great, and Dr. Kotsar urges people who have not yet been vaccinated to do so during the summer and holidays. ‘Only in this way can we hope that another wave of the pandemic corresponding to the scope of this year’s wave will not be triggered this autumn’, said Dr. Andres Kotsar.

Mayor Urmas Klaas was pleased that the work of the Tartu Vaccination Centre has gone so smoothly. ‘I thank all of the parties involved, including the University Hospital and ambulance medics. However, I would especially like to highlight the volunteers at the vaccination centre, who have found the time and opportunity to contribute. Hopefully, we will be able to continue our daily life without restrictions in the autumn, but this depends primarily on vaccination’, the mayor added.

In the coming days, newsletters will arrive in the mailboxes of all Tartu residents, introducing the possibility of vaccination at the Tartu Vaccination Centre and reminding them of the importance of vaccination.

Free vaccination times will be added to the Tartu Vaccination Centre on an ongoing basis, and from 8 June it will be possible to choose the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. To receive your vaccination, it is necessary to book an appointment through the national digital registry, where you must select the appropriate vaccine from the drop-down menu in the ‘Service’ box. The University Hospital’s pre-registration telephone number 731-7200 and state information telephone number 1247 are also open.

The Tartu Vaccination Centre is located in the A. Le Coq Sports Hall, at Ihaste 7.

Frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccination can be found on the University Hospital’s website www.kliinikum.ee/vaktsineerimine

Last changed 03.06.2021