Vaccination and testing point in Tartu: Raatuse Clinic

Vaccination and testing against coronavirus in Tartu is performed at the Confido Clinic, Tartu Raatuse Health Center.

Who can get vaccinated?

We expect to vaccinate all Estonian residents from the age of 12. Please bring your ID to get vaccinated!

  • Vaccination may be temporarily delayed if you have a high fever, are currently suffering from COVID-19 or have been in close contact.
  • It is recommended that COVID-19 patients be vaccinated with a single dose 6 months after recovery, and then the vaccination course can be considered complete. Even if more than 6 months have passed since the onset of COVID-19 infection, it is recommended that only one dose be given for long-term protection. A second dose is not required for survivors, and the vaccine may be more reactogenic and have more side effects. However, if a second dose is very necessary (for example, to travel to a country where single-dose vaccination is not accepted), a second dose may be given.
  • If a person develops COVID-19 within 2 weeks of receiving the first dose of the vaccine, they should be considered infected and vaccinated with a single dose, preferably within 6 months of recovery. Then the vaccination course can be considered complete. A person who has been vaccinated with a single dose and who develops COVID-19 more than two weeks after the first dose but before the second dose does not require a second dose and the vaccination course may be considered complete.

SARS coronavirus PCR test from nasopharynx

How does the SARS coronavirus PCR test from the nasopharynx work?

The coronavirus PCR test is a test detecting viral RNA, the positive result of which confirms that you are infected with the coronavirus.

What does it show?

Whether you are infected with the coronavirus and potentially infectious to others.

Why do it?

For the purpose of traveling or attending an event to prove you’re not contagious to others.

How is the sample collected?

From the nasopharynx with a special cotton swab.

How long does it take to get the result?

The results will appear in the patient portal (Digilugu) within 48 hours after testing. We will send the result by e-mail with a link for those who have asked for a certificate.

Is it suitable for travelling?

Yes, it is suitable as a travel document or to attend an event, but only if a certificate has been ordered with the test (extra charge).

Where can I do the test?

In all Confido clinics. You can only come to test by booking an appointment in advance.

Attention!

Wearing a mask is mandatory when taking a coronavirus test.

Vaccination against SARS coronavirus

How does vaccination work?

We welcome all Estonian residents starting from the age of 5 to vaccinate. Please bring a personal identification document with you to the vaccination! In addition, we vaccinate war refugees from Ukraine but this is carried out ONLY at Töökoja 1, Tallinn.

  • Be there PRECISELY at the scheduled time for vaccination. If you arrive late, the patients after you will also be affected.
  • A mask must be worn when coming to vaccinate. If you have fallen ill please let us know by calling 1330.
  • The vaccine is injected into a muscle in the upper arm. To ensure a smooth vaccination, we recommend that you dress so that you can easily expose your upper arm.
  • You have to register yourself before receiving a dose of the vaccine: your personal identification will be checked, someone will answer your questions and you will be given a vaccination leaflet to read. You can take the leaflet home with you if you wish.
  • We ask you to sign a consent form in order to receive the vaccine dose.
  • A trained nurse will then administer the vaccinate.
  • Take into consideration that you will need to be monitored by a healthcare professional for another 15 minutes after vaccination in case you start to feel unwell afterwards.
  • Please note that the interval between the administration of COVID-19 vaccines and other vaccines is recommended to be at least 14 days.

Please note that some people may experience side effects after vaccination. Therefore, do not plan any physical exercise for the day of vaccination.

Vaccines offered by Confido

Confido only uses vaccines approved by the Estonian Agency of Medicines. The choice of vaccine depends on the supply and availability of vaccines. The following vaccines have been used in Confido so far: Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty, Spikevax (COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna), COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen, Novavax.

Booster doses are available

Booster doses are given to all adults. The booster doses are done with Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines.

  • Pfizer/BioNTech Comirnaty - 3 months after the first vaccination course
  • Modern vaccine Spikevax - 3 months after the first vaccination course
  • AstraZeneca Vaxzevria - 3 months after the first vaccination course
  • Jannsen vaccine - 2 months after the first vaccination course

Vaccination against SARS coronavirus for children

How does vaccination work?

Confido vaccinates children aged 5 and up. Separate doses and vaccines are prescribed for two age groups: 5-11 year olds and 12-17 year olds. Vaccines for children are available at the Freedom Square vaccination site (no booking needed) and Veerenni Vaccination Centre in Tallinn (prior booking needed).

  • Be there PRECISELY at the scheduled time for vaccination. If you arrive late, the patients after you will also be affected.
  • A mask must be worn when attending a vaccination. We strongly advise that children also wear a mask. If you have fallen ill, please let us know on 1330.
  • Bring your child in for a vaccination at a time when they are not upset or tired.
  • The vaccine is injected into a muscle in the upper arm. To ensure a smooth vaccination, we recommend that the child dress so that they may easily expose their upper arm.
  • Registration is required before receiving a dose of the vaccine: personal identification will be checked, someone will be available for questions and to hand out a vaccination leaflet to read. You can take the leaflet home with you if you wish.
  • We ask the parent to sign a consent form in order to receive the vaccine dose.
  • A trained nurse will then administer the vaccine.
  • Take into consideration that the child will need to be monitored by a healthcare professional for another 15 minutes after vaccination in the event that they feel unwell afterwards.
  • If possible, get your booster shot as a parent and your child’s first vaccination dose at the same time to reduce any anxiety your child may experience.

Please note that some children may experience side effects after vaccination. Therefore, do not plan physical exercise for the child on the day of vaccination.

Which vaccine is used for children?

The Pfizer/BioNTechi Comirnaty vaccine has been approved for 5-11 year olds. This age group receives a smaller quantity compared to adults (10 µg instead of 30 µg) and as two doses. The second vaccine dose is administered six weeks after the first one. The Pfizer vaccine used to vaccinate children is not exactly the same as the Pfizer vaccine used to vaccinate adolescents (aged 12-17) and adults. The Pfizer vaccine for the younger age group is in a separate package.

Estonian experts recommend vaccinating children who have contracted and recovered from COVID-19 in the same way as adults, i.e. with a single dose six months after recovery.

Which vaccine is used for older children?

The Pfizer/BioNTechi Comirnaty or Moderna Spikevax vaccine is used to vaccinate 12-17 year olds.

Why should you vaccinate your children against COVID-19?

Although children have a small chance of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19, they will:

  • contract the virus causing COVID-19
  • spread COVID-19 to others
  • be at risk of both short- and long-term complications
  • be at risk of a severe case of COVID-19

Vaccinated children can attend kindergarten, school and leisure activities safely.

No booking is needed at the Freedom Square vaccination site – all you have to do is bring your child.