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.
The third vaccine dose is given to those men aged 30 or over and women who have received their vaccines at a short dose interval (less than 6 weeks), and at least 6 months have passed from the second dose. The third COVID-19 vaccine dose is given to persons vaccinated at a short dose interval regardless of their current position at work. 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.
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 appointment 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 an appointment
You will receive a confirmation of your appointment time by email or text message. This confirmation message also contains instructions for changing your appointment. The message contains the required link, appointment key and pin code.
First vaccine dose:
If you want to change the time for your first vaccine dose, cancel your first vaccination time. This will also cancel your appointment for the second vaccine dose (booster vaccine). Then, make both appointments again for different times.
Second vaccine dose:
You can also cancel or change your booster vaccine appointment using the appointment key and pin code. You can change your booster vaccine appointment in the appointment booking system, but the period between your two vaccine appointments must be no shorter than 6 weeks and no longer than 12 weeks and 5 days.
If you have received the first vaccine but have not yet booked a booster vaccine appointment, you can use the appointment booking system to make an appointment for the booster vaccine. The period between the two vaccine doses must be 6-12 weeks. It is recommended to take the booster vaccine after 12 weeks.
It is possible to book the second vaccination through the self-service, either with a link to the initial vaccination (first and second vaccination) or separately if the first vaccination was not booked through the self-service. Making or changing a booster vaccine appointment is also possible at other occupational health care vaccination points. If the same vaccine is available in your occupational health care, we recommend that you book the appointment for a second dose of the same vaccine. 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 also book the appointment for a different mRNA vaccine product. You can also book the appointment for an mRNA vaccination if your first dose was the vaccine manufactured by AstraZeneca or some other manufacturer.
Vaccination sites in occupational health care may only have one brand of vaccine on offer. You can check the vaccine available on the website of your occupational health care or by contacting the vaccination site.
If you have any questions about your vaccination, please contact your occupational health care provider.
Third vaccine dose:
At the vaccination point, it will be verified that the person belongs to a group entitled to receive the third COVID-19 vaccine dose. Do not book the appointment if you do not belong to the groups recommended by THL or instructed by your municipality. See more detailed information at the top of this page.
You can also cancel or rebook your appointment for the third COVID-19 vaccine dose by using the appointment key and pin code. If you are severely immunocompromised, you can rebook the appointment for the third dose in the appointment booking system to a date that is at least 2 months from the second vaccination. If you have received your first vaccine doses at a short dose interval, you can rebook the appointment for the third dose to a date that is at least 6 months from the second vaccination. The third vaccination is directed to the same mRNA vaccine as your second vaccination if the same vaccine is offered by your municipality. It is also possible to select an mRNA vaccine of a different manufacturer if the vaccine of the different manufacturer is offered.
If you have any questions about your vaccination, please contact your employer.
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.