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Wear a face mask in social and health care services

We recommend that everyone over the age of 12 uses a face mask in all facilities within social and health care services.

Read more here: Coronavirus updates from Helsinki

Corona vaccinations in Helsinki

Read more about the corona vaccinations from Helsinki’s corona vaccinations web page.

Vaccines in the Finnish National Vaccination Programme

Helsinki residents are vaccinated in accordance with the normal vaccination programme (tetanus, diphtheria, polio, etc.) free of charge at their local health stations.

Occupational health care and private clinics also provide these basic vaccinations.

A. Vaccination of children and young people

Children and young people are vaccinated in accordance with the National Vaccination Programme at maternity and child health clinics and schools.

B. Vaccination of adults

  • Diphtheria and tetanus vaccine (dT)
    • Protection should always be kept up-to-date. The schedule for booster doses follows THL's instructions.
  • Measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MPR)
    • Every adult should be protected against measles, mumps and rubella either through a past infection (measles, mumps and rubella) or through two doses of MPR vaccine.
    • MPR vaccine is nowadays a part of the national vaccination programme, so people born in 1975 or later have received the vaccine in the basic vaccination programme provided by maternity and child health clinics.
  • Polio (IPV)
    • A booster dose is needed only in special circumstances and when travelling to polio risk areas.

A person who has not received these vaccinations will be vaccinated according to the guidelines of the National Institute for Health and Welfare (in Finnish).

Vaccinations for travellers

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