A customer chatting with a nurse at a corona vaccination point.

Fourth corona vaccine dose offered to 70–79-year-olds, appointment booking now open

The fourth corona vaccine dose is now available to all 70–79-year-olds in Helsinki. You need to book an appointment to get vaccinated. In the coming weeks, appointments will also be made available to persons aged 18–59 who belong to risk groups and all 60–69-year-olds. We will inform you of this separately.

Helsinki residents aged 70–79 can book vaccination appointments starting from 19 July 2022 at bookcovidvaccine.fi or by calling tel. +358 9 310 46300 (Mon–Fri 8.00–16.00).

The fourth dose of the vaccine can be administered when at least three months have passed since receiving the third dose. At this time, we do not administer fourth doses of the vaccine to persons who have received three doses and, in addition, recovered from a coronavirus infection.

“Due to the summer holiday season and challenges regarding personnel availability, we are administering vaccinations for new target groups gradually. Vaccinations are given as quickly as possible, depending on staff availability,” says Timo Lukkarinen, the Medical Director of health stations.

Vaccination points in Jätkäsaari and Malmi

You can book an appointment to get vaccinated at the vaccination points of Jätkäsaari and Malmi. Find more detailed information about vaccination points at hel.fi/vaccination.

Pop-up vaccination points located in the shopping centres of Citycenter, Itis, Kamppi and Tripla will be closed on Wednesday 20 July 2022. Staff will be transferred to the main vaccination points.

Vaccination requires a valid form of ID

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, see the Finnish institute for health and welfare THL’s website. Vaccination is voluntary and free of charge.