Helsinki will offer COVID-19 vaccines to 1st–5th-graders (7–11-year-olds) at the Jätkäsaari vaccination point in July. Vaccines will be administered on Tuesdays at 10:00–15:30.
The vaccination is only by appointment. The quickest way to book an appointment is at bookcovidvaccine.fi. You can also book an appointment by calling tel. +358 9 310 46300 (Mon–Fri 8:00–16:00).
“In July, we will centralise vaccinations of school pupils to Jätkäsaari due to summer holidays. Starting from 9 August, the Malmi vaccination point will continue to offer vaccines to school pupils,” says Marianna Niemi-Korhonen, Head Nurse of School Health Care.
1st–5th-graders are offered the first and second vaccine doses. The second dose is administered 6 to 12 weeks after the first.
Consent of both guardians is required for vaccinating a child
Vaccination requires the consent of both guardians. In order for the vaccination to go as smoothly as possible, we ask the guardians to print out and sign the consent form before arriving at the vaccination point. The consent form can be printed from the THL website. If the child comes in for a vaccine with only one guardian, a form signed by the absent guardian must be presented.
Vaccination for those who have recovered from COVID-19
The first dose of the vaccine can be given to children 4 to 6 months after recovery from COVID-19. If the child has been diagnosed with a laboratory-confirmed infection less than 6 weeks after the first dose, a second dose is recommended at the earliest 4 to 6 months after the infection. If there is a gap of more than 6 weeks between the first dose and the infection, the second dose is not necessary for protection.
Vaccination requires a valid form of ID
In order to get a vaccine, the child’s identity must be proven, for example, with an ID card or Kela card. The vaccine for children is Pfizer 10 micrograms/dose. Vaccination is voluntary and free of charge.
- THL – Coronavirus vaccinations for children and young people
- Vaccination of Helsinkians – coronavaccination-en.hel.fi
Picture: Virpi Velin