COVID-19 vaccination for the residents of Uusimaa

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.  

Who is being vaccinated?

Municipalities are responsible for arranging the vaccinations.

Anyone aged 12 years or older can make an appointment for coronavirus vaccination. The 1st and 2nd vaccine doses are administered at an interval of 6 to 12 weeks.

3rd vaccine dose may be given to

  • severely immunocompromised persons aged 12 years or older, after 2 months from the second vaccine dose
  • girls and women aged 12 years or older and for men aged 30 years or older who have received their second vaccine at a short vaccination interval of less than 6 weeks and more than 6 months previously
  • persons aged 60 years or older
  • persons aged 12 years or older living in institutions and care homes
  • at-risk groups 1 and 2 prone to a severe form of COVID-19 (further information on at-risk groups can be found on the THL website).

3rd vaccine dose is not recommended for men under 30 years of age who are not in the at-risk groups described above.

The vaccination site will check that the person belongs to a group that is currently being given 3rd dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccinated persons per area and age group.

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.

Coronavirus vaccine for young people

The under-aged may decide themselves if they want to be vaccinated if the health care professional administering the vaccine considers that, based on their age and development level, the child or young person is sufficiently mature to decide on the matter on their own. There is no legal age limit on a child’s right to self-determination, and the matter is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

If the young person is unwilling or unable to decide independently, the consent of each of the child’s parents or guardians is required. You will find more information on the practices in the municipality on the COVID-19 vaccination website of your municipality.

The vaccinations are voluntary. Those aged 12-17 will be offered the BioNTech-Pfizer Comirnaty or Moderna Spikevax vaccine. They are currently the only coronavirus vaccines in use in Finland that may be given to those 12 years and over. They are mRNA vaccines.

Are you a social and healthcare professional?

If you are a social and healthcare professional, book an appointment as a social and healthcare professional.

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 your photo ID card.

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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.

Do you want more information on vaccination or vaccine?

If you have any questions about the vaccine or vaccination process, please contact the healthcare unit in your municipality. You can look up their contact details on your municipality’s webpage regarding COVID-19 vaccinations.

You can also learn more about the vaccination on the “Information on COVID-19 vaccination” webpage.

Cancelling and changing appointments and booking an appointment for 2nd and 3rd vaccine dose

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. 

1st vaccine dose:

If you want to change the time for your 1st vaccine dose, cancel your 1st vaccination time. This will also cancel your appointment for 2nd vaccine dose (booster vaccine). Then, make both appointments again for different times.

2nd vaccine dose (booster vaccine):

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. 

Changing or making booster vaccine appointments is also possible to do at the different municipal vaccination point where you received your first vaccine dose. If the same vaccine is available in your municipality, we recommend that you book the appointment for a second dose of the same vaccine. 

If you book the 1st and 2nd vaccination at the same time, the appointment is automatically directed to the same vaccine. If you book 2nd 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 1st dose was the vaccine manufactured by AstraZeneca or some other manufacturer. 

If you accept a different brand of vaccine for 2nd dose, but the vaccination site does not have other brands on hand, your scheduled appointment will be redirected to the available mRNA vaccine.

If you cannot find a suitable time, you can either return later to the appointment booking system to check if any suitable times have become available or contact your municipal telephone service. Please consider your options before turning to the municipal telephone service, as this service may be very busy.

In many municipalities it is also possible to take the vaccine without making an appointment. You can find information about these vaccination points and times on your municipality’s coronavirus vaccination website. Click this link for the municipalities’ websites.

3rd vaccine dose:

At the vaccination point, it will be verified that the person belongs to a group entitled to receive 3rd 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 3rd vaccine dose by using the appointment key and pin code. If you are severely immunocompromised, you can rebook the appointment for 3rd 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 2nd vaccination. 3rd vaccination is directed to the same mRNA vaccine as your 2nd 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.  

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.