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Coronavirus vaccinations of 50–54-year-old Helsinki residents begin

The persons next in line for coronavirus vaccination in Helsinki are 50–54-year-olds, i.e., those born in 1967–1971.

The booking of vaccination appointments will open next Monday 3 May. You can make a vaccination appointment online at or by calling the appointment booking line 09 310 46300.

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.

You can read more about coronavirus vaccinations in Helsinki at

More age groups will be covered as more vaccine doses become available

Vaccines will be administered in Helsinki without delay as they become available.

According to Medical Director of health stations Timo Lukkarinen, at the moment, the plan is that by the end of July, everyone aged 16 years old and over will have received their first vaccination.

  • According to the current estimate, people in their forties in Helsinki will be vaccinated during May-early June and those in their thirties in June. Vaccinations for people under the age of 30 are likely to take place in July, Lukkarinen says.

The anticipated timing of vaccinations is affected by the number of vaccines available, possible new vaccination restrictions, possible changes in the vaccination schedule and the vaccination coverage.

People aged 65 years old and over can choose their vaccine from next Monday onwards

The City of Helsinki uses two different vaccines. At present, people aged 65 years old and over are vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine. People aged 16–64-year-old are currently being given the Pfizer vaccine. From next Monday 3 May onwards, people aged 65 years old and over can also choose the Pfizer vaccine when booking a vaccination, according to the vaccine availability. The selection can be made in 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 vaccine jabs will be administered at an interval of 12 weeks, in accordance with the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare’s recommendation. 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.

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