COVID-19 vaccination for the residents of Uusimaa

COVID-19 vaccination will be carried out in stages. 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 and comply with the vaccination order proposed by THL.

  • Organ transplant or stem cell transplant
  • Cancer that is actively treated
  • Severe immune system disorder
  • Severe chronic kidney disease
  • Severe chronic lung disease
  • Type 2 diabetes that requires medication
  • Down syndrome (in adults)

Information about the at-risk groups on the THL website (in Finnish).

  • Asthma requiring continuous medication
  • Severe heart disease, including heart failure (but not just hypertension)
  • Neurological illness or condition that affects breathing
  • Immunosuppressive drug therapy for autoimmune disease
  • Severe chronic liver disease
  • Type 1 diabetes or adrenal insufficiency
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Psychosis
  • Morbid obesity in 16 years and olders (body mass index (BMI) more than 40) or severe obesity under 16-year-old (ISO-BMI 35 and over)

Information about the at-risk groups on the THL website (in Finnish).

In addition, municipalities vaccinate their residents in order of age.

Your home municipality’s web pages will provide more information on which groups are currently being vaccinated.

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.

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?

Social and healthcare professionals are vaccinated at the same time as elderly people. 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 the second 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. 

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 no shorter than 6 weeks and no longer than 12 weeks and 5 days. It is recommended to take the booster vaccine after 12 weeks.

Changing or making booster vaccine appointments is also possible to do at the different municipal vaccination point where you received your first vaccine dose. The appointment booking system offers available times for those vaccination points that offer the same vaccine type that you received for your first vaccine dose.

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.

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.