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Finland provides assistance to Estonia in fighting COVID-19 epidemic by lending vaccines

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
18.11.2021 13.35 | Published in English on 18.11.2021 at 14.15
Press release 350

Finland will provide assistance to Estonia in fighting the COVID-19 epidemic. On 9 November, Estonia made a request for assistance to the other EU countries concerning vaccines to help it fight the COVID-19 epidemic.

The COVID-19 situation has worsened rapidly in Estonia. Because of this, Finland will lend Estonia approximately 130,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. The vaccine doses will be delivered before the end of November. Estonia has promised to give Finland back the same number of vaccine doses in February 2022.

Finland lending Estonia vaccine doses will not slow down the vaccination of people living in Finland.

The Government made the decision to lend Estonia vaccines in its session on Thursday 18 November 2021.

Inquiries:

Taneli Puumalainen, Director General, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, [email protected]
Tuula Helander, Director, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, [email protected]
 

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