10.06.2021|Ministry of Social Affairs
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 (digilugu.ee). 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.
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.aitähsulle.ee 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.
03.05.2021|Ministry of Social Affairs
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.
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.
20.03.2021|Ministry of Social Affairs
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.
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.
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.
18.03.2021|Ministry of Social Affairs
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.
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.
14.03.2021|Ministry of Social Affairs
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.