11,000 educators vaccinated against COVID-19 across Estonia

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70 percent of educators in Estonia who want to be vaccinated against coronavirus have received their first dose of the vaccine, data from the Estonian Health Insurance fund (Haigekassa) shows.

The Ministry of Education told ERR that 60 percent of educators and education staff, 15,848 people, in Estonia have expressed an interest in getting vaccinated against coronavirus.

As of Monday (March 1), 10,800 people have been vaccinated which is 68 percent, the Estonian Health Insurance said.

Järva County has the highest rate of coverage at 89.6 percent having vaccinated 439 teachers of the 494 who requested a vaccine. Põlva County follows on 86.9 percent and Hiiu County is third with 86 percent.

Viljandi County has administered the lowest level of vaccines but has still vaccinated 52 percent of those who expressed an interest.

Tallinn City Council's coronavirus coordinator Ester Öpik said on Tuesday morning that half of teachers in the capital have been vaccinated the data shows 58.2 percent have been given a vaccine. Tartu County's vaccination rate is 72.3 percent.

In total, 81,209 vaccinations have been administered with 31,158 being second doses.

The data below has been supplied by the Health Insurance Fund and shows the vaccination rate of educators by region

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Editor: Helen Wright

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