Government approved the COVID-19 vaccination plan

15.12.2020 | 12:23

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Stenbock House, 15 December 2020 – In today’s cabinet meeting, the Government approved the COVID-19 vaccination plan, prepared by the Ministry of Social Affairs, pursuant to which, vaccination is firstly enabled for people ensuring the continuity of healthcare and social welfare services, and other risk groups.

‘Like all countries in the world, we also want to be as prepared as possible for vaccination’, said Prime Minister Jüri Ratas. ‘This is why we must quickly and carefully make preparations in departments of administration and the healthcare system, to be ready for the supply of COVID-19 vaccines and to begin with vaccinations at the first available opportunity’.

The Prime Minister emphasised that the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged both our people and our economy, and that successful vaccination is one of the prerequisites for overcoming the crisis. ‘However, we must also remember that right now, infections are on the rise, and to successfully reach vaccination, we must follow all safety rules and make a common effort to restrict the spread of the virus’, Ratas added.

Estonia’s aim is to achieve vaccination coverage that is as extensive as possible among risk groups, and to enable a free of charge vaccination against COVID-19 to all Estonians in 2021.

The Ministry of Social Affairs will introduce the vaccination plan today at 14:15, at a press conference held in the Joint Building for Ministries:

Vaccination plan on the website of the Ministry of Social Affairs. (PDF)

Government Communication Unit