TBE and tetanus vaccinations are available without appointment in Messukeskus

From Wednesday 28 July onwards, Helsinkians can get TBE and tetanus vaccinations without appointment at the Messukeskus coronavirus vaccination point (Ratapihantie 17, northern entrance).   

Vaccinations will be administered on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 to 15:00.
NB! The Messukeskus vaccination point is very busy on Wednesday 18 August and Thursday 19 August. We thereby recommend that you come and get the TBE and tetanus vaccinations at Messukeskus later.

TBE vaccination protects against tick-borne encephalitis

  • You can get the prescription for the vaccine from your health station through the Maisa service, for example.
  • Buy and pick up the vaccine from a pharmacy.
  • Bring the vaccine with you to the vaccination point.

The TBE vaccine protects against tick-borne encephalitis (TBE). The vaccine does not protect you from ticks. The most common disease spread by ticks is borreliosis, i.e. Lyme’s disease, for which there is no vaccine. You should still protect yourself from tick bites after being vaccinated.

You should keep your tetanus vaccination up to date

  • You can get the vaccination without a prescription at Messukeskus.
  • Customers do not have to pick up the vaccine from a pharmacy.
  • The vaccination is free of charge for customers.

Children get their tetanus vaccinations at their maternity and child health clinic and school. Adults need booster shots at the ages of 25, 45 and 65. After this, booster shots are administered every 10 years. The vaccination is free of charge for customers. Tetanus can be contracted through a deep puncture wound, for example.

"We want to offer Helsinki residents an easy way to get their TBE and tetanus vaccinations in the summer. During holidays, people travel a lot and it is important for their vaccinations to be up to date," says Medical Director of Health Stations Timo Lukkarinen

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