Monkeypox vaccinations available at all health stations

Starting from 1 June 2023, vaccinations will be offered at health stations to male Helsinki residents aged 18 and over who are at the greatest risk of contracting monkeypox. The vaccinations are by appointment only.
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Book an appointment by calling a health station. The contact information for the health stations can be found at From mid June onwards you can also book an appointment at (Link leads to external service) or through the Maisa app.

The vaccine being used is Jynneos. The vaccination series includes two doses with an interval of at least four weeks. The vaccinations are free of charge. 

The vaccine is being offered to the following groups

The monkeypox vaccine is offered to all men who have sex with men and have had multiple casual sexual partners during the previous 6 months.

In addition, the vaccine is recommended for men who take PrEP medication to prevent getting HIV and have sex with men and for men who are queueing for PrEP treatment and have sex with men.

Helsinki residents and people staying in Helsinki long-term are vaccinated.

The vaccine can be obtained with proof of identity

Be prepared to prove your identity, for example with your ID or Kela card, and take it out while you are waiting. After vaccination, you need to stay for at least 15 minutes to be monitored. Please do not come to the vaccination point if you have symptoms consistent with monkeypox infection. 

For more information about the vaccinations, please contact the health stations. The monkeypox vaccination helpline, tel. +358 9 310 76751, will no longer be available in June.