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EU COVID recovery certificate
10.06.2021|Ministry of Social Affairs

Estonia joins the first wave of countries launching EU digital COVID certificates

Today, June 10th Estonia launched the EU digital COVID certificates. In addition to the immunisation certificate the Estonian people can now also create a COVID recovery certificate and negative test certificate on the national patient portal ( Counterfeit-proof certificates will enable safer travel in the European Union. The European Union's digital COVID certification gateway will be fully operational from July 1st.
Edasta tänusõnad lapsevanemale: www.aitä

Ministry of Social Affairs is starting a thank you campaign for parents who have supported their children throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

Starting from today, everyone can say a public ‘thank you’ to parents who have supported their children throughout the COVID-19 crisis. You can enter the parents’ name you wish to express your gratitude to on the campaign website www.aitä and the acknowledgments will be displayed on digital advertising spaces (both online and throughout the city) to draw attention to the parents who have lived through this extraordinary year. At the same time we will also emphasise fulfilling the needs of the parents and raise awareness about the resources for support.
COVID-19 vaktsineerimise plaan
03.05.2021|Ministry of Social Affairs

Vaccination against COVID-19 will be gradually available to anyone during May

Today, Minister of Health and Labor Tanel Kiik presented to the Cabinet of Ministers an updated COVID-19 vaccination plan, which specifies the principles and objectives of vaccination organization from April 2021 to the end of June. During May, it is planned to gradually open the possibility of vaccination to all those who wish.
COVID-19 vaktsineerimine
21.03.2021|Ministry of Social Affairs

Nearly 30% of people over the age of 70 have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with at least one dose

As of this morning, 166,163 people in Estonia have been inoculated against COVID-19 with at least one dose of a vaccine, while 57,003 people have received both doses. A total of 223,166 vaccinations have been carried out. To date, 36% of people over 80 and 29% of those over 70 have been vaccinated with at least one dose.
COVID-19 olukord
20.03.2021|Ministry of Social Affairs

Survey: Estonians understand the severity of the coronavirus situation

The Estonian populace recognises that the situation in the country is critical due to the extensive spread of COVID-19. 80% of Estonians support the measures established for the prevention of the spread of the virus and 55% are in favour of even stricter measures, according to a survey of Estonian residents conducted by Turu-uuringute AS in early March on behalf of the Government Office.
COVID-19 vaktsineerimine
19.03.2021|Ministry of Social Affairs

Expert committee on immunoprophylaxis recommends reserving AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine primarily for people over 60 years of age in coming weeks

Yesterday, on 18 March, the national expert committee on immunoprophylaxis formulated new recommendations for the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Estonia. The expert committee recommends reserving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine primarily for the immunisation of people aged 60 and over in the coming weeks.
„Eelmisel aastal suurenesid laste ja noorte suitsiidid ning inimeste emotsionaalses toimetulekus on tekkinud olulisi tagasilööke. Sellega seoses on vajadus erinevate vaimse tervise teenuste, ööpäevaringse kriisiabi ja nõustamise pakkumise järele, mistõttu suurendatakse 2,85 miljoni euroga teenuste pakkumist,“ ütles sotsiaalkaitseminister Signe Riisalo.
18.03.2021|Ministry of Social Affairs

The priority of the supplementary social budget is to increase the provision of welfare services and mental health support in the COVID-19 crisis

The supplementary social budget supports the availability of mental health services. The budget will also support general, specialist and child welfare and rehabilitation institutions that are under pressure because of COVID-19 to maintain the mental health of the employees and to motivate them.
COVID-19 tervishoiukriis
18.03.2021|Ministry of Social Affairs

More than 150 million euros from the supplementary budget will be used for healthcare

To overcome the healthcare crisis caused by COVID-19, the supplementary budget will provide an additional 150 million euros for healthcare this year. The extra money will help to cover the extraordinary costs of healthcare facilities, continue extensive coronavirus testing, provide vaccination against COVID-19 and extend more beneficial reimbursement for sick leave.
„COVID-19 kriisi ajal suurenes üle maailma naistevastane vägivald. On suur oht, et pandeemia annab tagasilöögi seni soolise võrdõiguslikkuse ja naiste õiguste vallas saavutatule,“ ütles sotsiaalkaitseminister Signe Riisalo
16.03.2021|Ministry of Social Affairs

Minister Riisalo at the UN: There is a great risk that the pandemic will create a setback on what has been achieved so far in terms of gender equality and women's rights

Signe Riisalo, the Minister of Social Protection, will today participate in the annual high-level meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York and will give an Estonian state speech in the UN Great Hall on Friday, as well as speak at the high-level Round Table. This year, the main topics of the session will be women's participation in decision-making processes and violence against women.
COVID-19 vaktsineerimine
14.03.2021|Ministry of Social Affairs

Every eighth adult has been vaccinated against COVID-19 with at least one dose

As of this morning, 133,263 people, or 12% of the adult population of Estonia, have protected themselves against COVID-19 with at least one dose of the vaccine. 80,614 people have received both doses of the vaccine. More than 39,500 vaccinations have been performed within a week, 5513 of them in the course of yesterday. Vaccinations will also continue on Sunday.