Fighting influenza together

Fighting influenza together – vaccinations for residents of Helsinki start in November

Vaccinations for at-risk groups

Free-of-charge influenza vaccinations will be provided for at-risk groups without appointment at vaccination points on 5−9 November, Monday to Thursday at 8.30−18.00 and Friday at 8.30−15.00.

Due to the large turnout last year, the Kamppi vaccination point is going to be moved to larger facilities in Töölö Sports Hall. Other vaccination points will be located in Kustaankartano in Oulunkylä, in Liikuntamylly in Myllypuro and in Hopeatie Service House in Pohjois-Haaga.

Influenza vaccinations are free-of-charge for anyone over the age of 65, those who are at risk due to illness, close friends and relatives of people susceptible to severe influenza, pregnant women, children between the ages of 6 months and 6 years and those entering military service and voluntary military service.

Pregnant mothers and children between the ages of 6 months and 6 years will be vaccinated during appointments at maternity and child health clinics or at the open maternity and child health clinic 5–16 November. Please see detailed vaccination times here.

If it is difficult for a customer to travel to the vaccination point, they may book an appointment electronically or by calling their own health centre after the vaccination week.

Vaccinations for other groups

School pupils are vaccinated at school health care units or vaccination points. Parents must book vaccination appointment with the school nurse.

Students may be vaccinated at their institution’s health care unit or vaccination points. Educational institutions will be informing their students of their vaccination dates and practices.

The staff of the social welfare, health care, and pharmaceutical services will be vaccinated through their occupational healthcare service.

The emergency clinics and inpatient wards of the Helsinki City Hospital, comprehensive service centres, rehabilitation and institutional services for the intellectually disabled, and home care services will be vaccinating their own customers.

Further information on vaccinations in Helsinki is available on our website at and from Health guidance services, tel. 09 3 101 0023 (24 h).

Updated November 5th.