Vaccination against COVID-19

All the Estonians and foreign nationals with an Estonian personal identification code who are at least 5 years old are welcome to come and get vaccinated.
Booking a time slot in advance is not required.

You can get vaccinated in the main clinic building of Tartu University Hospital (L. Puusepa 8, Mon-Fri 11.00-13.00) and in the Kvartal Shopping Centre (Riia 2, Mon-Fri 16.00-18.00, Sat 12.00-14.00).

The Pfizer, Moderna, Janssen and Nuvaxovid vaccine will be used for vaccination. The vaccination is provided free of charge.

If your vaccination was done with Pfizer/BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Moderna, then you’re eligible for the booster dose three months after completing your first vaccination course. If Janssen vaccines were used, the minimum timeframe between the first vaccination course and booster dose is two months. People, who’ve recovered from coronavirus, are recommended to have a booster dose 5 months after their recovery.

Time slots for vaccination can be booked via the national eBooking system or by phone: 731 7200 or 1247.

Minors are kindly asked to come for vaccination with a parent or legal guardian.

You can create EU COVID certificate at the Patient Portal You need ID-card, Mobile-ID or Smart-ID to enter to the Patient Portal. The service centres of the Social Insurance Board are accepting applications for creating EU COVID certificates by Estonians and foreigners who have been issued the Estonian ID-Code, who do not have the possibility to create the certificates by themselves at the Patient Portal ( Specific addresses and opening hours of the service centres are available here (website in Estonian). The foreigners who turn to the Social Insurance Board for getting a COVID certificate, must present their Estonian ID-code and a document of identification. The application form may be prefilled and printed. Please take the application to the service centre of your convenience. The EU COVID certificate will be sent to the e-mail of the applicant within three working days. Although the vaccination certificate can already be created after the first shot, please bear in mind that for participating in different events held in Estonia, the vaccination must be fully completed. The service is free for everyone.

In the following cases, you should consult with your family physician or treating physician before getting vaccinated and booking a time slot:

  • you have experienced a severe allergic reaction after administration of a vaccine in the past,
  • you currently have a high fever (over 38°C),
  • you have had issues with bleeding or contusions, or you are administering medicinal products which have an impact on coagulation,
  • your immune system is not functioning properly (immune deficiency) or you are administering medicinal products which weaken the immune system (such as large amounts of glucocorticosteroids or cancer drugs.

Additional information:

  • The national eBooking system

    1. Open the website of the eBooking system: or
    2. Identify yourself by using the Smart ID, Mobile ID, or ID card.
    3. If you are included in a target group for vaccination, you will see the respective notification upon logging in.
    4. Move on automatically to the search of available time slots.
    5. Find and book a convenient time slot.
    • Please arrive 5 minutes earlier to register your arrival. Leave the outerwear in the cloakroom. Please come alone, unless you require assistance for mobility.
    • Bring your ID card and your vaccination passport, if you have one.
    • Wear clothing which enables quick access to your shoulder muscles.
    • Upon entering the hospital building, disinfect your hands and maintain social distancing.
    • Move on to the registration desk and have yourself identified based on your ID card.
    • Move to the vaccination box, take a seat, and bare your shoulder. The nurses will perform the vaccination procedure and answer any your questions, if necessary.
    • After vaccination, you will be asked to take a seat in the waiting area, monitor your condition, and notify a healthcare worker if you detect any changes in your condition.
    • If you are feeling well after 15 minutes, you may leave.

    You will be notified of the date of administration of the second dose by a text message and e-mail. Please make sure that your data in the Patient Portal and on the website is correct.


  • Any side effects are usually mild and pass in a few days. If the side effects suffered after vaccination are unusually bothersome, last over 2-3 days, or differ from those which have been described in the packet leaflet, please contact your family physician or treating physician.

    Very frequent (may be experienced by more than one in ten individuals)

    • sensitivity, pain, burning, itching, or a contusion at the injection site,
    • tiredness or feeling unwell,
    • chills or feeling feverish,
    • headache,
    • nausea,
    • joint or muscular pain.

    Frequent (may be experienced by up to one in ten individuals)

    • swelling or redness at the injection site,
    • fever (>38°C),
    • vomiting of diarrhoea.

    Occasionally (may be experienced by up to one in one hundred individuals)

    • drowsiness or dizziness,
    • lack of appetite,
    • enlargement of the lymphatic nodes,
    • excessive sweating, itching, or a rash.

    Thrombocytopaenia (low platelet count) and venous thrombosis have been reported in very rare cases. If you experience any of the following symptoms, please contact your family physician or treating physician, who will collect your blood sample, if necessary:

    • spontaneous subcutaneous contusions or contusions which form as a result of very mild traumas,
    • spontaneous or repeated/continuous bleeding,
    • swelling and sensitivity to touch of one extremely, redness and burning.

    Please go to the emergency room or call an ambulance if you develop any of the following symptoms of an acute allergic reaction:

    • changes in the heart rate,
    • wheezing,
    • swelling of the lips, face, or throat,
    • urticaria or a rash,
    • hyperventilation, breathlessness, chest pain, cough, occasional dizziness, weakness, and feeling feint.

Further information

The Health Board’s vaccination website:

Further questions:

The form for reporting side effects