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Getting the vaccine: to whom and when?

Third vaccination for people aged 18 and above and those who belong to an at-risk group due to an illness
Third vaccine dose for severely immunocompromised individuals
Fourth vaccine dose for severely immunocompromised individuals
Severely immunocompromised individuals

Everyone who has turned 12 or is older than that can get vaccinated. Vaccines are also given to 5–11-year-olds belonging to risk groups.

Vaccinations for each age group
Age group
1 vaccine 2 vaccine 3 vaccine 4 vaccine
People aged 60 or older
Without appointment; Laakso and Kustaankartano serve only by appointment
Without appointment 6–12 weeks after the first vaccine; Laakso and Kustaankartano serve only by appointment
Without appointment 3 months after the second jab; Laakso and Kustaankartano serve only by appointment
Not offered
18–59-year-olds belonging to risk groups
Without appointment
Without appointment 6–12 weeks after the first vaccine
Without appointment 3 months after the second jab
Not offered
People aged 18–59 years with no underlying illnesses
Without appointment
Without appointment 6–12 weeks after the first vaccine
By appointment 4 months after the second jab
Not offered
People aged 12 or older  suffering from severe immunodeficiency
Without appointment
Without appointment 6–12 weeks after the first vaccine

By appointment 2 months after the second jab

By appointment 3–4 months after the third jab
12–17-year-olds with no underlying illnesses or who belong to risk groups for less severe conditions
Without appointment
Without appointment 6–12 weeks after the first vaccine
Not offered yet
Not offered
5–11-year-olds belonging to risk groups

By appointment, vaccinations to pupils in grades 1–5 begin at schools in week 3

By appointment 6–12 weeks after the first jab
Not offered yet
Not offered
5–11-year-olds with no underlying illnesses
Vaccinations to pupils in grades 1–5 begin at schools in week 3

By appointment 6–12 weeks after the first jab

Not offered yet
Not offered

If you have not yet received your first or second jab, you can receive them without appointment at the vaccination points in Jätkäsaari, Kannelmäki, Malmi, Messukeskus or Myllypuro or at the pop-up vaccination points.

You can also book a vaccination appointment at bookcovidvaccine.fi or by phone, tel. 09 310 46300 on weekdays from 8:00 to 16:00.

Updated information about the vaccination coverage per area and age group is available on THL’s website: Vaccination coverage (%) per age group in Helsinki (THL)

Third vaccination for people aged 18 and above and those who belong to an at-risk group due to an illness

Helsinki has started administering the third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to people aged 18 and above and to groups of people susceptible to coronavirus (risk groups 1 and 2). Residents of institutions and nursing homes will also receive the third dose.

18–59 year-olds belonging to risk groups and people who are 60 years old or are older than that are given the third vaccination dose without appointment. 18–59-year-olds with no underlying illnesses must book an appointment for the third dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. You can book an appointment at bookcovidvaccine.fi or by calling 09 310 46300 (Mon–Fri at 8:00–16:00). Before booking an appointment, make sure that enough time has passed since your second vaccine dose.

For the time being, the third dose will not be given if the person has previously contracted the coronavirus disease and has previously received two doses of the vaccination.

Men and boys under 30 years of age are only given the Comirnaty corona vaccine.

Receive influenza and coronavirus vaccinations at the same time

The third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and the influenza vaccine can be administered at the same appointment. You can book your influenza vaccination appointment online via www.maisa.fi (read the appointment booking instructions). You can also book an appointment by calling the number 09 310 46300 on weekdays at 8:00–16:00. If you make an appointment for an influenza vaccination, you do not need to make a separate appointment for the third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, provided that you are scheduled to receive the third dose.

Third vaccine dose for severely immunocompromised individuals

Severely immunocompromised individuals will receive a third dose of the vaccine at the vaccination points with an appointment. You can book a vaccination appointment at bookcovidvaccine.fi or by phone, tel. 09 310 46300 on weekdays from 8:00 to 16:00.

A third dose can be given to people aged 12 years or over whose body’s immune response is severely reduced due to a disease or its treatment. A third dose is given to them because, in their case, the protection provided by the vaccine weakens more quickly than in the case of healthy people.

A third dose can be administered to severely immunocompromised individuals when at least 2 months have passed since their second vaccine dose.

Fourth vaccine dose for severely immunocompromised individuals

Severely immunocompromised individuals will receive a fourth dose of the vaccine at the vaccination points with an appointment. You can book a vaccination appointment at bookcovidvaccine.fi or by phone, tel. 09 310 46300 on weekdays from 8:00 to 16:00.

The fourth dose is only available by appointment and can be given 3–4 months after the third dose.

The fourth doses are given at Helsinki vaccination points.

Severely immunocompromised individuals

According to the THL guidelines, this group includes the following diseases and conditions:

  • organ transplant
  • stem cell transplant
  • severe to moderate congenital immunodeficiency
  • immunosuppressive cancer treatment
  • treatment of autoimmune diseases with immunosuppressive biologics or JAK inhibitors
  • dialysis and severe chronic renal failure
  • advanced or untreated HIV
  • other severe immunosuppressive conditions as assessed by a physician.

For a more detailed description of the diseases and conditions included in this group, see this link

The client must prove their severe immunodeficiency at the vaccination point. This can be done by a copy of their medical history or by information extracted from the My Kanta service.

The groups being vaccinated due to severe immunodeficiency are not the same as the high-risk groups 1 and 2 defined in spring 2021.



12.01.2022 13:26