You must book an appointment to get vaccinated. The fourth booster dose of the vaccine can be administered when a minimum of three months has passed since receiving the third dose.
We do not administer fourth doses of the vaccine to persons who have received three doses and, in addition, recovered from a coronavirus infection, as having suffered the disease is equivalent to receiving one vaccine dose. Note that the interval between getting vaccinated and suffering a COVID-19 infection must be at least 6 weeks for the infection to be considered as equivalent to a dose of the vaccine.
The fastest way to book an appointment is at bookcovidvaccine.fi. You can also book a vaccination appointment by calling tel. +358 9 310 46300 (Mon–Fri 8.00–16.00). Find the exact locations and opening hours of Jätkäsaari and Malmi vaccination points at hel.fi/vaccination.
‘’We recommend that as many people as possible over the age of 60 get the fourth dose of the vaccine. Taking the vaccine is the best way to protect yourself from developing a serious illness from COVID-19’’, says Timo Lukkarinen, the Medical Director of health stations.
‘’To avoid queues at the vaccination points, we hope that customers do not arrive at the site long before their booked appointment’’, Lukkarinen says.
To get vaccinated, you will need to prove your identity, for example, with an identity card or Kela card.
The fourth dose of the corona vaccine is Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine. For more information on the vaccine, visit the Finnish institute for health and welfare THL’s website. Vaccination is voluntary and free of charge.
Appointment booking for the fourth corona vaccination dose opened last week for persons aged 18 and above who belong to risk groups. Vaccination of these groups is ongoing.
- Vaccinations in Helsinki – hel.fi/vaccination
- Vaccines and coronavirus – THL
- Getting vaccinated against COVID-19: how, why and when? – THL