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Seasonal influenza vaccinations to residents of Helsinki will start 25 November

Residents of Helsinki belonging to a risk group will have a free-of-charge influenza vaccination 25–29 November 2019 Mon–Thu 8:30–18:00, Fri 8:30–15:00 without appointment.

The vaccination points are Kustaankartano in Oulunkylä, Hopeatie Service House in Pohjois-Haaga, Töölö Sports Hall and Liikuntamylly in Myllypuro.

The influenza vaccinations ar free-of-charge for

  • People who are at risk due to an illness
  • Over 65-year-olds
  • Family and friends of people vulnerable to severe cases of influenza
  • Both male and female conscripts

Pregnant mothers and children aged 6 months and under 7 years will be vaccinated against seasonal influenza in connection with maternity and child health clinic appointments.

Open maternity and child health clinics offer vaccinations to clinic patients without appointment on weekdays from 25 November till 5 December.

Maternity and child health clinics opening hours

Vaccinations to other groups

Schoolchildren can get vaccinated against influenza at either a vaccination point or via school health care. Parents must book vaccination appointments with the school nurse or the child can get vaccinated at given days. School health nurse will inform about the vaccination days.

Students will be vaccinated on Mondays and Tuesdays without an appointment on Mechelininkatu 46, at vaccination points or at the educational institution's health care. The institutions will inform about their vaccination dates and practices. 

Helsinki City Hospital wards, comprehensive service centres, institutions for rehabilitation and for the intellectually disabled and home care will vaccinate their own clients. 

Helsinki participates in THL's vaccination research for those over 65 years old

Those over 65 years old can participate in a vaccine research of the Finnish institute for health and welfare (THL). The research studies whether a new high-dose influenza vaccine better that a normal vaccine protects from getting influenza or its severe complications, e.g. cardiovascular or respiratory diseases.

You can get the research vaccine without appointment at the following places:

  • Kamppi service centre  From 5th to 7th of November 9:00-15:00 and on Friday 8th of November 9:00-14:00.
    Salomonkatu 21 B
  • Kinapori service centre From 5th to 7th of November 9:00-15:00 and on Friday 8th and on Saturday 9th of November 9:00-14:00
    Kinaporinkatu 9, access also from Hämeentie 58-60
  • Töölö health station Mon-Thu 18-21 Nov. 9:00-16:00 and Fri 22 Nov. 9:00-15:00
    Sibeliuksenkatu 14
  • Kontula health station Mon-Thu 18-21 Nov. 9:00-16:00 and Fri 22 Nov. 9:00-15:00
    Ostoskuja 3

For more information about the study, please visit www.thl.fi, call the THL research nurse on 0800 94065 from 9 till 15 on weekdays.

This piece of news has been updated 6 November at 15:10 with additional information about the research vaccin.