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Going to the vaccination

There are five vaccination points in Helsinki:

Jätkäsaari
Kannelmäki
Malmi
Messukeskus
Myllypuro

In addition, there are two vaccination points which serve only by appointment:

Kustaankartano vaccination point
Laakso vaccination point

How do I get to the vaccination point?

You can come to the vaccination by car, bike, public transport or on foot.

Kela will provide compensation for travel costs associated with getting vaccinated against COVID-19 under the same terms as for any other trip to visit a healthcare provider (also for the return trip). Clients who use public transport or a private car must claim compensation afterwards from Kela. The easiest way to claim is to visit Kela's e-services at www.kela.fi/asiointi (Finnish) or www.fpa.fi/etjanst (Swedish).

Clients who for health reasons are prevented from using public transportation, or it is not available, can get a reimbursement for using a taxi 27.3.–30.6.2021. If you have the right to use a taxi and get reimbursed by Kela, call the regional dispatch number to book a taxi. Please be aware that if you book a taxi in some other way, Kela will not reimburse you for the trip. Read instructions on Kela's website: How to book a taxi.

How do I act at the vaccination point?

It’s safe to visit the vaccination points. Remember the following when visiting the vaccination points:

  • Don’t attend your vaccination appointment if you have symptoms of coronavirus. Typical symptoms are fever, cough, a sore throat, shortness of breath, muscle ache, nausea and deterioration of general health. Loss of smell and taste is a quite typical symptom.
  • Don’t attend your vaccination appointment if you have been quarantined. If you have recently been abroad, the health safety instructions for coming to Finland must be followed. See here for more information on how to proceed after entry.
  • Please dress so that it is easy to access your shoulder.
  • Please be prepared to verify your identity with an ID card or similar and take it out while you are waiting.
  • Use a face mask.
  • Take care of your hand hygiene.
  • Keep a safe distance to others.
  • Avoid using strong perfumes.
  • Be prepared to stay for monitoring for at least 15 minutes after the vaccination.

NB: Please arrive to the vaccination punctually. There are no separate waiting areas at the vaccination points. Be prepared to que and dress accordingly. Remember to drink enough before the vaccination.


Vaccines in use

The *Moderna vaccine is currently used for girls and women who are 12 years and older and men who have turned 30 years. The *Pfizer vaccine is used for people who are 12 years and older. Children aged 5 to 11 years are currently administered the BioNTech-Pfizer's Comirnaty vaccine.

Cross-use of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines is safe and provides at least as good or even better protection than with just one vaccine.

Vaccination is free and voluntary.

*Pages available in Finnish and Swedish (Finnish institute for health and welfare).

Corona vaccination for children and young people

Underage persons may decide on whether or not to take the corona vaccine if a health care professional deems them capable of making the decision, based on age and developmental level. This assessment is made at the vaccination point. In the event that a young person cannot decide on the vaccination, consent from both parents/guardians is required. The consent form can be found on THL's website here (in Finnish).


Jätkäsaari


Address: Tyynenmerenkatu 6 L3, 00220 Helsinki
Opening times: Mon, Wed, Fri 8.15–16 and Tue, Thu 8.15–18
Opening times without an appointment: Mon–Fri 8:30–15:30

Note! The first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are available with or without an appointment. The third dose of the vaccine is available with an appointment. People aged 60 or older and those belonging to at-risk groups 1 and 2 can also receive the third dose of the vaccine without an appointment.

Tick and tetanus vaccines are given without appointment at the vaccination points in Jätkäsaari on Wednesdays and Thursdays 10–15.
Further information

Vaccinations against seasonal influenza are given by appointment only.
Read more: Influenza vaccines for Helsinkians 2021

You can access the Jätkäsaari vaccination point with tram 9 and now also with tram 7.

Disembark at Huutokonttori stop. You will need to walk around 350 metres to reach the vaccination point.
If you arrive by metro, you will need to walk about one kilometre from the Ruoholahti metro station.

Check the public transport connections to the vaccination point at Jätkäsaari on Journey planner

On the map below you can find the location of the entrance and exit points and parking place. You can enlarge the map by clicking.

Map of the Jätkäsaari vaccination point.


Accessibility

The service point is located on the same floor as the entrance.
The escort traffic endpoint is near to the entrance, and the entrance can be easily accessed from there.
A toilet marked as accessible can be found on floor 1 of the service point.
Lobby greeters will escort the disabled persons to the exact vaccination location, if necessary.


Kannelmäki

Address: Kaustisenpolku 6A, 00420 Helsinki.
Opening times: Mon, Wed, Fri 8.15–16 and Tue, Thu 8.15–18
Opening times without an appointment: Mon–Fri 8:30–15:30

Note! The first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are available with or without an appointment. The third dose of the vaccine is available with an appointment. People aged 60 or older and those belonging to at-risk groups 1 and 2 can also receive the third dose of the vaccine without an appointment.

Vaccinations against seasonal influenza are given by appointment only.

Read more: Influenza vaccines for Helsinkians 2021

On the map below you can find the location of the entrance and exit points and parking place. You can enlarge the map by clicking.

Map of Jätkäsaari vaccination point.

Accessibility

The customer service point is on the same floor as the entrance.
The pick-up and drop-off area is located in the vicinity of the entrance, giving easy access to the pavement.
The customer service point has an accessible toilet (2 pcs) on the same floor.
Lobby greeters will escort the disabled persons to the exact vaccination location, if necessary.
The entrance stands out clearly and is illuminated. There is a canopy above the entrance.
The route to the entrance is guided.


Malmi

Stadin ammattiopisto
Address: Vanha Helsingintie 5/Latokartanontie 16, 00700 Helsinki
Opening times: Mon, Wed, Fri 8.15–16 and Tue, Thu 8.15–18
Opening times without an appointment: Mon–Fri 8:30–15:30

Note! The first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are available with or without an appointment. The third dose of the vaccine is available with an appointment. People aged 60 or older and those belonging to at-risk groups 1 and 2 can also receive the third dose of the vaccine without an appointment.

Vaccinations against seasonal influenza are given by appointment only.
Read more: Influenza vaccines for Helsinkians 2021

Check the public transport connections to the vaccination point at Malmi on Journey planner

On the map below you can find the location of the entrance and exit points and parking place. You can enlarge the map by clicking.

Map of the vaccination point at Malmi.

Accessibility

The service point is located on the same floor as the entrance.
The escort traffic endpoint is near to the entrance, and the entrance can be easily accessed from there.
The entrance is sheltered.
The service point has a toilet on floor 1.
There are over 20 mm high thresholds indoors.
Lobby greeters will escort the disabled persons to the exact vaccination location, if necessary.


Messukeskus

Top level of Messukeskus, door 5.6

Messukeskus vaccination point.

Please note! The vaccination point is not located in the same place as the previous vaccination point at Messukeskus.

See the map that shows the location of the entrance on Messukeskus website.

See the Journey Planner for all public transport connections to Messukeskus vaccination point.

Address:
Ratapihantie 17 / door 5.6, 00520 Helsinki
Opening times: Mon–Thu 8–20, Fri 8–16 and Sat 9–17
Opening times without an appointment: Mon–Thu 8.30–19.30, Fri 8.30–15.30 and Sat 9.30–16.30

Note! The first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are available with or without an appointment. The third dose of the vaccine is available with an appointment. People aged 60 or older and those belonging to at-risk groups 1 and 2 can also receive the third dose of the vaccine without an appointment.

It is currently not possible to make an appointment for influenza vaccination at Messukeskus.

The entrance of the vaccination point, door 5.6., is located on the upper level of Messukeskus. If you need a wheelchair accessible route, please read the instructions: Accessible passage from Pasila station to the vaccination point

On the map below you can find the location of the entrance and exit points and parking place. You can enlarge the map by clicking. The parking hall in Messukeskus has 1-hour free parking. Please note that vaccination point can be busy. 

Map of the Messukeskus vaccination point.

Public transport connections to Messukeskus

You can access Messukeskus by tramlines 2, 7 and 9 or by suburban rail. All trains stop at Pasila. Also bus lines 69, 506 and 848 operate to Messukeskus along Ratapihantie.

Instructions for those arriving by tram

Option 1: Get off at the Holiday Inn on Rautatieläisenkatu. Follow Rautatieläisenkatu towards Ratapihantie. At the corner of Messukeskus, turn right at Haaga-Helia and continue north on Ratapihantie. The road slopes down gently, and to your right there are stairs to the right of the underpass of the parking garage. Take the stairs to the top level. This will take you to Hall 5 and in front of the vaccination point door 5.6.

Option 2: Get off at Kellosilta on Ratamestarinkatu and go straight north until you reach the Holiday Inn. Then continue as in Option 1.

Instructions for those arriving by bus

Buses 69, 506 and 848 run on Ratapihantie. Get off at Messukeskus at the Vaihdemiehenkatu stop. Continue north on Ratapihantie. The road slopes down gently and to your right there are stairs to the right of the underpass of the parking garage. Take the stairs to the top level. This will take you to Hall 5 and in front of the vaccination point door 5.6.

Accessible passage from Pasila station to the vaccination point

Follow the COVID-19 vaccination signs from Pasila station square to Ratapihantie. Continue along the pedestrian route on Ratapihantie past Haaga-Helia. The route slopes down. Turn right into the underpass, above which there is a sign saying ‘Pysäköintitalo’ (‘parking garage’), and you find yourself in a courtyard. There is a parking garage on your left. Enter and follow the COVID-19 vaccination signs to the lift. Take the lift to the fourth floor of the parking garage. It will take you to the top level, at the beginning of the pedestrian route. Move forward in the direction of Ratapihantie. Before the traffic lights, turn left to Hall 5, where the vaccination point is located. The route from the parking garage to the door of the vaccination point is approximately 400 metres long.

Accessibility

The service point is located on the same floor as the entrance.
The door is opened by the customer instructor if necessary.
The escort traffic endpoint is near to the entrance, and the entrance can be easily accessed from there.
A toilet marked as accessible can be found at the service point.
Lobby greeters will escort the disabled persons to the exact vaccination location, if necessary.


Myllypuro

Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Address: Myllypurontie 1, 00920 Helsinki
Opening times: Mon, Wed, Fri 8.15–16 and Tue, Thu 8.15–18
Opening times without an appointment: Mon–Fri 8:30–15:30

Note! The first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are available with or without an appointment. The third dose of the vaccine is available with an appointment. People aged 60 or older and those belonging to at-risk groups 1 and 2 can also receive the third dose of the vaccine without an appointment.

Vaccinations against seasonal influenza are given by appointment only.
Read more: Influenza vaccines for Helsinkians 2021

Check the public transport connections to the vaccination point at Myllypuro on Journey planner

On the map below you can find the location of the entrance and exit points and parking places. You can enlarge the map by clicking. There is a separate map over the parking spots, which you can see through the link below.

See map with parking spots in Myllypuro (pdf)

  • NB! The spaces along Myllypurontie are for disabled parking.

Map of the vaccination point at Myllypuro.


Accessibility

The service point is located on the same floor as the entrance.
The escort traffic endpoint is near to the entrance, and the entrance can be easily accessed from there.
The door can be opened with a wall button.
The entrance is sheltered.
A toilet marked as accessible can be found on floor 1 of the service point.
Lobby greeters will escort the disabled persons to the exact vaccination location, if necessary.



Kustaankartano vaccination point

The Kustaankartano vaccination point serves Helsinki residents age 18 and older only by appointment.
Address: Oltermannintie 32, room K
Open only by appointment: Mon–Fri 12:00–18:00.

See public transport connections to Kustaankartano Senior Centre in the route guide

Map of the vaccination point at Kustaankartano Senior Centre.

Laakso vaccination point

The Laakso vaccination point serves Helsinki residents age 18 and older only by appointment.
Address: Lääkärinkatu 8, Building 4
Open only by appointment: Mon–Thu at 15:00–19:00, Fri 15:00–19:00

See public transport connections to Laakso Hospital in the route guide

Map of the Laakso Hospital vaccination point.




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