Coronavirus vaccinations for Helsinki residents
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. See instructions for Maisa time booking. Contact information for the health stations is available at hel.fi/healthstations.
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).
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.
Image of coronavirus vaccine doses (THL)
List of medical risk groups (THL, in Finnish)
Doses for children aged 6 months - 11 years
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.
Children belonging to risk groups (aged 6 months to 11 years) are given coronavirus vaccinations by appointment at the Kallio Family Centre. 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).
List of risk groups for children aged 6 months to 11 years (THL, in Finnish)
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.
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.