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)
- 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
- 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)
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 vaccine. It is currently the only coronavirus vaccine in use in Finland that may be given to those 12 years and over. Comirnaty is an mRNA vaccine.
The order in which people in Finland are vaccinated has been set by the Finnish Government.
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
Come only if you are healthy. Dress in a way that allows you to easily expose your upper arm.
Make sure to bring along your photo ID card.
Wear a face mask, exercise proper hand hygiene and keep a distance of 2 metres to others.
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.
Cancelling and rescheduling 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.
To reschedule your first vaccine appointment, you must first cancel it. 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 8 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.
Please note! If you’ve booked the booster shot appointment prior to April 9, you can only reschedule by calling the vaccine appointment service in your municipality.
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 8 weeks to 12 weeks and 5 days from the first vaccine. It is still best to take the booster vaccine at 12 week interval.
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.