COVID-19 advice and vaccines
This service provides you with information and advice related to COVID-19 vaccines.
Information on COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination order is available on the website of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL):
Coronavirus infection is associated with an increased risk of vascular thrombosis. Risk of thrombosis due to coronavirus – patient's own assessment (HUS)(external link).
You can also assess whether you belong to any of the groups eligible for the Paxlovid treatment and what you have to do to receive the medicine. Paxlovid coronavirus medicine (HUS)(external link)
The national COVID-19 vaccination certificate is available from the My Kanta service. Log in to the service using your online banking credentials. If you don’t have online banking credentials, contact your local health centre. Read more about the COVID-19 certificate on the THL website.
COVID-19 vaccine for children and young people
THL recommends (external link)the coronavirus vaccination to all children and young people aged 12 to 17. Minors can decide for themselves as to whether or not they want to be vaccinated. However, a health care professional must assess that they are mature enough in terms of development to make the decision. Legislation includes no age limit for a child’s right to self-determination but the matter will be assessed case-specifically.
We recommend to also offer coronavirus vaccinations to those children aged 6 months to 11 years belonging in risk groups who, based on an individual assessment, could benefit from the vaccination.
If a child or young person (minor) does not want to or is unable to make a decision on getting a vaccine, all guardians must give consent for the administration of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Other important information
Instructions for getting vaccinated
- Arrive for your vaccination appointment only if you are healthy and just before your appointment is scheduled to start.
- Please wear a surgical face mask.
- Maintain a proper safety distance (2 metres) while waiting.
- Wear clothing that allows you to easily expose your upper arm.
- Prepare to remain at the vaccination point for at least 15 minutes after vaccination.
- Have your Kela card or ID ready upon your arrival.