A nurse and a person getting the vaccine.

The vaccination interval for the AstraZeneca vaccine can be shortened to eight weeks

Persons aged 65 and over who have received the first jab of the AstraZeneca vaccine can shorten the interval between the two vaccinations to eight weeks from the current twelve. The shortening of the interval between the AstraZeneca vaccine doses is based on the recommendation of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.

The interval can only be changed by telephone. If you wish to shorten your vaccination interval, please call the appointment booking line for coronavirus vaccinations at 09 310 46300.

The National Institute for Health and Welfare recommends that persons aged 65 and over take the AstraZeneca vaccine as the booster shot, if they have received the AstraZeneca vaccine as the first jab.

The interval for the Pfizer vaccine will remain at twelve weeks.

Read more: coronavaccination-en.el.fi