COVID-19 vaccination for the residents of Uusimaa

COVID-19 vaccination will be carried out in stages. AstraZeneca’s vaccine will be used for vaccinating people under 70, starting with the oldest age groups. BioNTech-Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines are used in the elderly, starting with the oldest age groups.

Who is being vaccinated?

Your municipality’s website will have information on vaccinations for the elderly and for those who are caregivers to someone in an age group currently being vaccinated, or elderly persons living with another elderly person.

If you are a caregiver to someone in an age group currently being vaccinated, or an elderly person living with another elderly person, your municipality’s website will have instructions on how you can be vaccinated.

In addition to the elderly, municipalities are also vaccinating under 70-year-olds, starting with the oldest age groups, who have a very high risk for severe illness from the coronavirus due to an illness or an underlying condition:

  • 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). Please see your municipality’s website for further information about the order in which the aforementioned groups will be vaccinated.

You can learn which groups are currently being vaccinated in your municipality on their website. If you are part of these groups, you should book an appointment for a vaccination.

Municipalities are responsible for arranging the vaccinations and comply with the vaccination order proposed by THL.

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 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 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. To change the first vaccination appointment, please see the confirmation message for instructions. The confirmation message contains the required link and code. If your scheduled appointment is less than 15 hours away, you can only cancel by phone. Appointments for the second vaccination dose can only be cancelled by phone.

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.