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.
12.03.2021|Ministry of Social Affairs
A total of 11,128 vaccines were administered in Estonia during the course of yesterday, making this the highest number of vaccinations administered in one day thus far. Altogether, more than 122,000 people have protected themselves with at least one dose of the vaccine by now, 50,691 of who have received both vaccine doses. To date, 31 percent of the people over the age of 80 all over Estonia have been vaccinated with at least one dose.
10.03.2021|Ministry of Social Affairs
The ministers of health of the Baltic States – Tanel Kiik, Arūnas Dulkys, and Daniels Pavļuts – have submitted a joint appeal to the European Commissioner for Health Stella Kyriakides for the creation of a transparent mechanism which would allow deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines to be moved forward for specific countries in emergencies.