Coronavirus vaccinations for Helsinki residents

Mass vaccinations for COVID-19 and influenza have ended. Helsinki now offers coronavirus and influenza vaccines at the health stations. Read news article about topic here.


Get COVID-19 vaccines at health stations with a booked appointment

You can book an appointment through maisa.fi, the Maisa application or by calling the health stations. Contact information for the health stations is available at hel.fi/healthstations.

NB. All health stations do not offer COVID-19 vaccines. You can see which health stations offer COVID-19 vaccines in Maisa.

NB. If you want to get the coronavirus and influenza vaccines simultaneously, please book an appointment only for the coronavirus 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).

Vaccine doses

People aged 65 and older, people belonging to high-risk groups over 18 years of age and severe immunodeficiency patients aged 12 and older will receive four vaccine doses and a booster dose in the early winter. One booster dose in the early winter is sufficient. The early winter booster dose is recommended regardless of the number of previous vaccine doses or coronavirus infections.

People aged 60–64 will receive four doses of the vaccine. People aged 18–59 will receive three doses of the vaccine. One previous coronavirus infection is equivalent to one dose of the vaccine.

Children aged 12–17 will receive two doses of the vaccine. Children aged 12–17 belonging to high-risk groups will receive three doses of the vaccine. One previous coronavirus infection is equivalent to one dose of the vaccine. A third dose of the vaccine may also be given to other children aged 12–17 if it is necessary for special reasons, such as a vaccination certificate.

THL's image of coronavirus vaccine doses

List of medical high-risk groups (in Finnish)

Doses for young children

In the current situation, extensive coronavirus vaccination of young children is not necessary. Children between 6 months and 11 years of age may benefit from vaccination if they have an underlying disease that may predispose them to severe coronavirus disease (list in Finnish). Vaccine doses can also be given to other children based on individual consideration, for example if a destination country so requires. Further information on vaccinations for children will be provided later.

Vaccines that are used

* The Comirnaty Omicron BA.4–5 Vaccine is used for people age 12 or older. * The Pfizer vaccine (30 micrograms/dose) is used for people age 12 or older. * The Pfizer vaccine (10 micrograms/dose) is used for children aged 5 to 11. The Janssen adenovirus vector vaccine is used for people over the age of 65. 

* The Novavax Nuvaxovid vaccine is used for the first and second doses for people age 12 or older. Nuvaxovid can be given as a booster dose to people over 18 years of age if they have medical reasons against taking the other vaccines or do not want to take other vaccines. In children aged 12 to 17, Nuvaxovid can be used as a booster dose if they are at risk and have medical reasons against taking Comirnaty.

The late early winter booster dose is the * Comirnaty Omicron BA.4–5 Vaccine

* Pages available only in Finnish and Swedish.

More information

Page was updated 31.1.2023

How to book an appointment for a corona vaccination

You can book an appointment through the Maisa service or by phone.

EU Digital COVID Certificate

EU Digital COVID Certificate can be obtained from My Kanta.

Information about corona vaccinations in different languages

Information in Russian, Estonian, Somali and Arabic.