The persons next in line for coronavirus vaccination in Helsinki are 30–34-year-olds, i.e. those born in 1987–1991.
The fastest way to book an appointment is to use the online service. The appointment booking number is available on weekdays 08:00–18:00. Information on the start of the vaccinations is also published e.g. in newspapers.
Vaccinations are being carried out at the vaccination points of Jätkäsaari, Messukeskus, Malmi and Myllypuro.
More details on coronavirus vaccinations in Helsinki are available on coronavaccination-en.hel.fi.
Vaccinations will proceed as more vaccine doses become available
Vaccines will be administered in Helsinki without delay as they become available. At the moment, more than 280,000 Helsinki residents have received their first vaccine jab.
The coverage for elderly people is extremely good. More than 90% of persons aged 70 and over have already received the first jab. For 55–69-year-olds, the vaccination coverage is 80% or higher. Around 75% of 45–54-year-olds have been vaccinated. The vaccination coverage of 40-44-year-olds is still under 70 percent. Vaccinations of 35-39-year-olds began this week.
Director of Health and Substance Abuse Services Leena Turpeinen is very pleased that vaccinations have been actively sought.
- Thank you to the people of Helsinki for the high number of vaccinations that have already been taken. Furthermore, Helsinki residents belonging to the older age groups can also book a time for vaccinations, and it is also worth doing so, Turpeinen says.
Although the rates of coronavirus infections are now at a low level, in addition to vaccinations, Turpeinen says other coronavirus protection measures still need to be taken care of.
- Safeguards still need to be followed in order to keep the epidemic under control. And let us remember the protection measures after the second vaccination, so that we protect those who have not yet been vaccinated, Turpeinen adds.
The City of Helsinki uses two different vaccines. People aged 16–64-year-old are currently being given the Pfizer vaccine. At present, people aged 65 years old and over are vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine or, if they wish, the Pfizer vaccine. The selection can be made via both online and telephone appointments. The specific type of vaccine cannot be chosen at the vaccination point.
Two shots of the vaccines are administered. The Pfizer jabs will be administered at an interval of 12 weeks, in accordance with the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare’s recommendation. The interval for AstraZeneca doses can be shortened to 8 weeks. The vaccine is free of charge and voluntary.
Persons who have already had COVID-19 are offered the vaccine after at least six months have passed from the onset of symptoms or the diagnosis of the illness.
Picture: Helsinki's Social Services and Health Care Division / Virpi Velin
Vaccination of Helsinkians