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Going to the vaccination

There are two vaccination points in Helsinki:

Jätkäsaari
Malmi

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.–31.12.2022. 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 Kela 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 (30 microg/dose) is used for people who are 12 years and older. Children aged 5 to 11 years are administered the *Pfizer vaccine (10 microg/dose). The *Janssen vaccine is used for people aged 65 years and older. Novavax's vaccine is used for people who are 18 years and older (only with booked appointment).

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

Vaccination is free and voluntary.

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

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.

Read more about vaccinations for children and young people


Jätkäsaari


Address: Tyynenmerenkatu 6 L3, 00220 Helsinki
Opening times: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 8.15–16, Tue 8.15–18
Opening times without an appointment: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:30–15:30, Tue 8:30–17:30

Note! All persons 12 years of age and older receive corona vaccination without an appointment at the vaccination points.

TBE and tetanus vaccines are given without appointment on weekdays 9–15.
Please note! Contact first your local health station by phone or via Maisa. In order to get the TBE vaccination, you will need a prescription and a dose of the vaccine, which you can buy at a pharmacy yourself and bring along to the appointment.

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.


Malmi

Stadin ammattiopisto
Address: Vanha Helsingintie 5/Latokartanontie 16, 00700 Helsinki
Opening times: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 8.15–16, Tue 8.15–18
Opening times without an appointment: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 8:30–15:30, Tue 8:30–17:30

Note! All persons 12 years of age and older receive corona vaccination without an appointment at the vaccination points.

TBE and tetanus vaccines are given without appointment on weekdays 9–15.
Please note! Contact first your local health station by phone or via Maisa. In order to get the TBE vaccination, you will need a prescription and a dose of the vaccine, which you can buy at a pharmacy yourself and bring along to the appointment.

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.




28.06.2022 10:57