Coronavirus vaccinations for children in risk groups

In the current situation, extensive coronavirus vaccination of young children is not necessary. However, children aged 6 months to 11 years who belong to risk groups may benefit from vaccination. The vaccine can be administered following an individual statement from a treating doctor within specialized medical treatment.
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Children belonging to risk groups (aged 6 months to 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. 09 3105 5530 (Mon–Fri 8.00–14.00). 

The treating doctor’s statement will be checked from the patient information system when you make the appointment.

Check the list of risk groups for children aged 6 months to 11 years here (THL, in Finnish).(Link leads to external service)

Proof of identity needed for vaccination

To get vaccinated, you must prove your identity, for example, with an ID card or Kela card. Vaccination is voluntary and free of charge. We vaccinate in accordance with the recommendations of the Finnish institute for health and welfare (THL).

If a child comes in for a coronavirus vaccine with only one guardian, a consent form signed by the absent guardian must be presented. The consent form can be printed from the THL website by clicking here(Link leads to external service)

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