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Vaccinations

Wear a face mask in social and health care services

We recommend that everyone who is 12 years old or older uses a face mask in all social and health care facilities.

Read more here: Coronavirus updates from Helsinki


Influenza vaccinations start at the start of November

Influenza vaccinations will start in Helsinki on 1 November. Vaccinations are given by appointment only. The fastest way to get the vaccination is to book a time online see more information at influenssarokotus.hel.fi/en. You can also call and book an appointment, tel. 09 310 46300. The phone booking is open weekdays 8–16. The vaccinations will be given only at the centralised vaccination points at Jätkäsaari, Malmi, Kannelmäki and Myllypuro.


Corona vaccinations in Helsinki

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


TBE and tetanus vaccines are available without appointment at all vaccination points

Helsinkians can get tick (TBE) and tetanus vaccinations without appointment from the following vaccination points

  • Jätkäsaari (Tyynenmerenkatu 6, L3)
  • Kannelmäki (Kaustisenpolku 6A)
  • Malmi (Vanha Helsingintie 5)
  • Messukeskus (Ratapihantie 17, door 5)
  • Myllypuro (Myllypurontie 1, Metropolia).

Vaccines are given on weekdays 9–15.

NB! The TBE vaccination requires a prescription. Buy and pick up the vaccine from a pharmacy.
Read more about  the TBE vaccination


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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