Vaccine doses and vaccines

The number of coronavirus vaccine doses administered varies depending on your age and whether you belong to a risk group.

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Vaccine doses to different groups

People aged 65 and older, people belonging to high-risk groups over 18 years of age and severe immunodeficiency patients aged 12 and older

Three vaccine doses and the late autumn booster dose. One previous coronavirus infection is equivalent to one dose of the vaccine. If a person has had a coronavirus infection during the winter or fall in 2023-2024, a booster dose during this period is not needed. 

Persons over 12 years with severe immunodeficiency can be given additional booster doses based on the individual assessment of a specialist doctor no earlier than 6 months after the previous dose. The treating doctor's assessment is checked in the patient information system.

People aged 18–64 and children aged 12–17 belonging to high-risk groups

Three doses of the vaccine. One previous coronavirus infection is equivalent to one dose of the vaccine.

Children aged 12–17

Two doses of the vaccine. A third dose of the vaccine may also be given if it is necessary for special reasons, such as a vaccination certificate.

Children aged 6 months – 11 years  who belong to risk groups

Children aged 6 months – 11 years who belong to risk groups may benefit from getting vaccinated. The vaccine can be administered following an individual statement from a treating doctor within specialised medical treatment.

Children belonging to risk groups (aged 6 months – 11 years) are given coronavirus vaccinations by appointment at the Malmi centralised maternity and child health clinic service (Malminraitti 17 A). You can book a vaccination appointment by calling the child health clinic’s telephone service, tel. +358 9 3105 5530 (Mon–Fri 8.00–14.00).

List of risk groups for children aged 6 months – 11 years (THL, in Finnish)(Link leads to external service)

Children aged 6 months – 11 years

In the current situation, extensive coronavirus vaccination of young children is not necessary. 

Vaccines that are used

*The Novavax Nuvaxovid variant vaccine(Link leads to external service) can be used for the primary and the booster doses for people aged 12 and older.
*The Comirnaty Omicron vaccine(Link leads to external service) (30 micrograms/dose) is used for people aged 12 and older (till 29 February 2024). 
*The Comirnaty Omicron vaccine (10 micrograms/dose)(Link leads to external service)  isused for children aged 5 to 11.
*The Comirnaty Omicron vaccine (3 micrograms/dose)(Link leads to external service) is used for children aged 6 months to 4 years.

*Pages available only in Finnish and Swedish.