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.  

Currently, vaccines are administered to the healthcare personnel treating confirmed or suspected coronavirus patients, as well as the personnel and residents in 24/7 care facilities for elderly people.

Personnel participating in the analytics, coronavirus testing and treating confirmed or suspected coronavirus patients in the following units can be vaccinated:

  • In intensive care and monitoring units (COVID-19 cohort units)
  • In hospital wards (COVID-19 cohort units) and emergency departments as well as emergency medical care and patient transport
  • In COVID-19 clinics treating confirmed or suspected coronavirus patients; at sampling sites and laboratories that process COVID-19 tests and analytics
  • In units of enhanced services in institutional care and housing services in social care intended for elderly people, i.e. long-term care units. The residents of these units will also be vaccinated.

Critical groups of social and healthcare personnel to a limited extend.

Only social and healthcare professionals in the aforementioned groups are able to get the vaccination at the moment.

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You may book an appointment to COVID-19 vaccination only if:

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You have received a personal email from your supervisor stating that you have an opportunity to be vaccinated. Do not forward the email from your supervisor to anyone.

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Your supervisor has informed you about a vaccination point. Be careful that you book an appointment to the correct vaccination point.

Make sure to read the booking guidelines.

You will need electronic banking credentials or mobile ID to book an appointment. You also need to know which vaccination point you should make the ap-pointment for.

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 a booked appointment

You will receive a confirmation message on your appointments by email or text message. The message includes instructions for changing the appointment date. The confirmation message contains the required link, appointment ID and a PIN.

If you cancel your first vaccine appointment, your appointment for the booster dose will also be cancelled and you need to book new appointments for both. 

You can use the appointment ID and PIN also to cancel or reschedule only the second appointment. In the booking system, you can choose a new date within the range of 11 weeks to 12 weeks and 5 days from the first vaccine.

If your scheduled appointment is less than 5 hours away, you can only cancel by phone.

Booking the second vaccination 

If you have already received the first vaccine dose, but you have not booked an appointment for the booster dose yet, you can book an appointment for the booster within the range of 11 weeks to 12 weeks and 5 days from the first vaccine. 

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

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Come only if you are healthy. Dress in a way that allows you to easily expose your upper arm.

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Make sure to bring along the documents as requested by the vaccination professionals*.

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Wear a face mask, exercise proper hand hygiene and keep a distance of 2 metres to others.

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Save 15 minutes for post-vaccination monitoring.

*For example, your ID card, work ID card, VRK card and Kela card.