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.  Having COVID-19 does not prevent vaccination, but it may affect the timing or the need for vaccination. The appointments available in the self-service are for mRNA vaccines only. Please see your municipality’s websites or call your municipality’s helpline for more detailed information on other types of vaccines and the vaccination schedule in your municipality. 

Who is being vaccinated?

Municipalities are responsible for arranging the vaccinations. Vaccine doses are being administered in different age and at-risk groups depending on municipality. Age, sex, number of doses received, and vaccine availability can influence which vaccine product is given.

Anyone aged 5 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. Doses 1 and 2 make up the COVID-19 vaccine series for the general population. Severely immunocompromised persons require a 3rd dose to complete their vaccine series. Any additional doses are boosters. If your home municipality is not listed in this appointment booking system, your municipality may have started to use another system in fall 2022.

Check on your municipality’s website to see if online booking is also available for children in your municipality and if all vaccines are available through self-service booking. You do not need to sign in to see if self-service appointment booking is available for children’s vaccinations in your municipality.

Please note! Remember to bring the consent form signed by each of the child’s guardians with you to the vaccination site. This link opens the consent form.

A 3rd vaccine can be given to

  • Severely immunocompromised persons aged 12 years or older when 2 months have passed from the second dose. For these persons, the 3rd vaccine is part of the vaccine series (not a booster).
  • As a booster for persons over the age of 18 in at-risk groups, social welfare and healthcare personnel, and everyone over the age of 60, when 3–4 months have passed from the second dose (further information on at-risk groups can be found on the THL website, in Finnish).
  • As a booster for others over the age of 18 when 4 to 6 months have passed from the second dose.
  • As a booster for others aged 12–17 years when 6 months have passed from the second dose.

For persons who have had COVID-19, the timing of the vaccination depends on when the person was diagnosed with COVID-19.

Boosters should be administered to persons at the highest risk of a severe form of COVID-19 even if they have already had the disease. The vaccine should be administered when at least 3 months have passed from falling ill.

The 3rd vaccine dose can be given to people who have had COVID-19 if they need it for travelling or for some other compelling reason. More on this on the THL website.

Municipalities may have slightly different schedules for vaccinations. In fall 2022, all boosters are mainly given together with the influenza vaccines. However, some municipalities have started to administer the 2022 fall boosters separately from the influenza vaccines already in September and October. Please check the current situation for vaccination groups on your municipality’s vaccination website. If your home municipality is not listed in this appointment booking system, your municipality may have started to use another system in fall 2022.

The vaccination point’s staff will check that you belong to a group that is currently receiving vaccinations.

Please see THL’s website for more information.

4th vaccine dose is always a booster and may be given to: Severely immunocompromised persons aged 12 and over

  • Persons aged 60 years or older
  • Persons aged 18 years or older who belong to risk groups 1 or 2
  • Elderly people living in a care home, and all elderly people who receive home care services or need an informal carer, or whose health and/or functional capacity is similarly weakened so that they cannot manage on their own at home.

Boosters should be administered to persons at the highest risk of a severe form of COVID-19 even if they have already had the disease. The booster should be administered when at least 3 months have passed from the latest dose or falling ill.

Please see THL’s website for more information on the 4th vaccine dose (in Finnish).

Municipalities may have slightly different schedules for vaccinations. In fall 2022, all boosters are mainly given together with the influenza vaccines. However, some municipalities have started to administer the 2022 fall boosters separately from the influenza vaccines already in September and October. Please check the current situation for vaccination groups on your municipality’s vaccination website. If your home municipality is not listed in this appointment booking system, your municipality may have started to use another system in fall 2022.

The vaccination point’s staff will check that you belong to a group that is currently receiving vaccinations.

Please see THL’s website for more information (in Finnish).

The booster vaccine can be given in fall 2022 to:

  • Severely immunocompromised persons aged 12 and over
  • Persons over the age of 65
  • Persons over the age of 18 in at-risk groups.

The vaccine can be administered when at least 3 months have passed from the latest dose or falling ill. For the groups entitled to the booster, the number of previous doses or infections no longer matter. Boosters should be administered to persons at the highest risk of a severe form of COVID-19 even if they have already had the disease.

Municipalities may have slightly different schedules for vaccinations. In fall 2022, all boosters are mainly given together with the influenza vaccines. However, some municipalities have started to administer the 2022 fall boosters separately from the influenza vaccines already in September and October. Please check the current situation for vaccination groups on your municipality’s vaccination website.

The vaccination point’s staff will check that you belong to a group that is currently receiving vaccinations.

Please see THL’s website for more information on vaccines for severely immunocompromised (in Finnish).

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 appointment booking service has a link to a consent form, which you should fill out beforehand and bring with you to the vaccination site.

Vaccinations are voluntary. 12- to 17-year-olds are offered BioNTech-Pfizer’s Comirnaty vaccine or Moderna’s Spikevax vaccine for the 1st and 2nd doses. They are both mRNA vaccines.

Men under the age of 30 will only be vaccinated with the BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine.

Children aged 5 to 11 years will receive a children’s vaccine manufactured by BioNTech-Pfizer.

Open here: Parents´ or guardians´ consent to a coronavirus vaccine

Read more on vaccinations for 5- to 11-year-olds on the THL website.

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Are you a social and healthcare professional?

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

If mRNA vaccines are not suitable for you, please call the vaccination service run by your municipality or employer to find out where to get a Novovax vaccine.

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 1st, 2nd, 3rd 4th and booster 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. You can cancel your appointment by clicking this link.

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 (You can cancel or change your first vaccine appointment using the appointment key and pin code. If you cancel the first vaccine appointment, the appointment for the second vaccine will also be cancelled. In this case, please make both appointments again.

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 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 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 either brand of vaccine, you will see available appointments for all brands of mRNA vaccines. Males under the age of 30 are only vaccinated with the BionTech-Pfizer vaccine. For 5- to 11-year-old children, an MRNA vaccine for children by BionTech-Pfizer is used.

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, 4th and seasonal boosters:

At the vaccination point, it will be verified that the person belongs to a group entitled to vaccine dose as a booster. 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 cancel or reschedule your appointment for the vaccine with the appointment key and pin code within the allowed intervals. If you have any questions about your vaccination, please contact the vaccination point you selected, or the COVID vaccine helpline in your home town.

Vaccination is directed to the same mRNA vaccine as your previous 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.  

Municipalities may have slightly different schedules for vaccinations. Please see your home municipality’s 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.