COVID-19 vaccination for the social and healthcare professionals
Please see the page Information on COVID-19 vaccination for information on which vaccines are used in Uusimaa, what symptoms the vaccine may cause, for whom the vaccine is not suitable, and having the vaccine after recovering from a COVID-19 infection.
It is important for social welfare and healthcare professionals to get the full series of vaccines. The 3rd vaccine should also be taken as soon as it becomes possible. Your employer will inform you where the vaccination for social welfare and healthcare professionals will take place.
Men under the age of 30 will only be vaccinated with the BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine. Others will receive an mRNA vaccine by Moderna or BioNTech-Pfizer. Other vaccine options may also be available under the guidance of your occupational healthcare.
At the vaccination point, it will be verified that the person belongs to a group entitled to receive the third COVID-19 vaccine dose. Further information can be found on THL’s website (in Finnish).
You will need online banking credentials or a mobile ID and you will need to know at which vaccination point your vaccination takes place to book an appointment. Do not sign in to appointment booking using the professional ID card you use at work.
Are you a professional working at a vaccination point?
You can learn more on how to use Bookcovidvaccine.fi service at https://www.hus.fi/ammattilaiselle/koronarokotusaika (in Finnish).
Cancelling or rescheduling an appointment
1st vaccine dose:
You can cancel or change your first vaccine appointment using the appointment key and pin code. If you cancel the first vaccine appointment, the appointment for the second vaccine will be cancelled as well if you booked it linked to the first one. In this case, please book both appointments again.
2nd vaccine dose:
In the appointment booking system, you can book or change the second vaccination to take place 3 or 6 weeks after the first vaccination. If you have booked the appointment linked to the first appointment (1st and 2nd vaccine) the interval will be 6 weeks, but if you book them separately the interval will be 3 weeks (2nd vaccine). The shorter vaccination interval is preferable, which is why we recommend booking the 2nd vaccine separately.
It is also possible to make or change the second vaccine appointment to another vaccination point operated by the same occupational health care service. The appointment booking system will offer you dates and times for the vaccination points that have appointments available. If you book the first and the second vaccination at the same time, the appointment is automatically directed to the same vaccine. If you book the second vaccination separately, you can book a different mRNA vaccine product. You can also book the appointment for an mRNA vaccine if your first dose was the vaccine manufactured by AstraZeneca or some other manufacturer.
Only one brand of vaccine may be on offer at the vaccination points operated by occupational health care. You can check the vaccine used in your occupational health care from your employer’s vaccination website or by contacting the vaccination point.
If you have any questions about your vaccination, please contact your occupational health care services.
As a social welfare, healthcare or care services professional, you can get your third vaccine as early as 3 months after the second dose. The current THL recommendation for the general population is that all people over the age of 60, and people over the age of 18 who are in an at-risk group, take the third dose as early as 3 to 4 months after the second dose. People under the age of 60 are generally recommended to take the third dose 4–6 months after the second dose. You can check the situation on your home municipality’s vaccination website.
You can also cancel or change your second vaccine appointment using the appointment key and pin code.
3rd vaccine dose:
You can use the self-service to make an appointment for the third dose to your employer’s vaccination point for social welfare and healthcare professionals. At the vaccination point, it will be verified that you belong to the group of social welfare and healthcare professionals entitled to receive the third COVID-19 vaccine dose, as recommended by THL. If your home municipality is offering the third dose earlier than your employer, you can also book an appointment from your municipality via their appointment booking service intended for social welfare and health care professionals. Read more on the page Residents of Uusimaa.
You can also cancel or change your third vaccine appointment using the appointment key and pin code. You can reschedule your third dose, but the date of the appointment must be at the earliest 3 months after the second dose.
If you have any questions about your vaccination, please contact your employer’s vaccination point.
Experiencing problems with booking?
You can contact appointment booking using the feedback form. Please note: your feedback will be processed in HUS IT Management. If you have questions about the vaccination itself and its arrangements, please contact your home municipality.
The service obtains your data from the population registry. Book your appointment by phone if you have an order of non-disclosure for personal safety reasons (turvakielto), or if your home municipality is not in Uusimaa but you have chosen a health care service provider in Uusimaa. In these cases, we will not be able to obtain your data.
Arrival to vaccination
Come only if you are healthy. Dress in a way that allows you to easily expose your upper arm.
Make sure to bring along the documents as requested by the vaccination professionals*.
Wear a face mask, exercise proper hand hygiene and keep a distance of 2 metres to others.
Save 15 minutes for post-vaccination monitoring.
*For example, your ID card, work ID card, VRK card and Kela card.