Gallery: unregistered vaccination proving popular in Narva

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Vaccination without an appointment proved popular in Narva on Thursday with queues forming in Fama shopping mall (Fama Keskus).

Vaccination in shopping centers started this week in Estonia and opened in Narva on Thursday.

Vaccination with the single-dose Janssen vaccine is being carried out by Silmarõõm-S and an initial 200 doses have been provided for the center.

The organizers were pleased that people of all ages were interested in vaccination and they are ready to repeat it next week with the support of the state.

"We have even had to send some people away who have been under the age of 18 and who wanted to get vaccinated. Since Narva Hospital is also nearby, we have sent them there. But different generations have arrived and it's very nice," Sigrid Mihhailova, the organizer of the vaccination sessions, told ETV's current affairs show "Aktuaalne kaamera" on Thursday.

Marek Seer, head of the coronavirus vaccination working group, has said if vaccination in shopping malls proves popular then more opportunities will be provided in other shopping centers across the country.

Additionally, AK reported the first meeting of a workgroup to increase vaccination in Narva was held on Thursday which discussed plans to start providing vaccinations in homes and in areas where there are many summer houses, which is where many Narva residents live during the summer months.

The average vaccination coverage rate across Estonia is 51 percent but it is much lower in Narva at only 30 percent.

It is still possible to register for vaccination on the Patient Portal website www.digilugu.ee or by calling 1247.

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Editor: Helen Wright

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