Vaccination against COVID-19 at the vaccination centre

A vaccination centre will be opened in Tartu in the cooperation of the city of Tartu, the Tartu University Hospital, and the Tartu Ambulance Foundation with an aim to enable accelerated vaccination of the population. Vaccination against COVID-19 helps to curb the spread of the virus, and thereby also reduce the number of patients who require hospital treatment.

All individuals aged over 65 or belonging to risk groups are welcome to come and get vaccinated. Time slots can be booked by the residents of any Estonian counties.

The Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) or Comirnaty (Pfizer/BioNTech) vaccine will be used for vaccination. The vaccination is provided free of charge.

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 or the AstraZeneca COVID-19 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.

Time slots for vaccination must be booked via the national eBooking system.

The national eBooking system

  1. Open the website of the eBooking system: www.digiregistratuur.ee or www.digilugu.ee.
  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.
  • The vaccination centre is located in Tartu at Ihaste tee 7, in the A. Le Coq Sport sports building.
  • Bus schedule
  • 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 A. Le Coq Sport sports building, disinfect your hands and put on a new mask. The masks can be found by the entrance. Maintain social distancing.
  • Move on via a vacant aisle 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 of the centre 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 eesti.ee website is correct.

If the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine was use for your first immunisation shot, the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine will also be used for the second shot.

 

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 State Agency of Medicines’ AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine package leaflet

The Health Board’s vaccination website: vaktsineeri.ee

Further questions: patsiendiinfo@kliinikum.ee

The form for reporting side effects