Coronavirus vaccination appointments will be opened on wednesday to 30–34-year-old Espoo residents

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2021-06-08 14:42

As of Wednesday 9 June, coronavirus vaccination appointments are available to Espoo residents who turn 30–34 this year (i.e. those born between 1987 and 1991). In addition, appointments can still be booked by anyone older than this age group and by people who belong to risk group 1 or 2 determined by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL).

Book your vaccination appointment online

If it is your turn to get vaccinated, the easiest way to book your vaccination appointment is to use the online system at bookcovidvaccine.fi. New appointments will become available when we know for sure when new batches of vaccines are coming. If there are no appointments available, please try again later, for example a few days later.

The online appointment booking system will verify that it is your turn to get vaccinated based on your age or medical condition. For risk groups, the right to receive the vaccine will be checked at the vaccination site through the Kanta service or the City of Espoo patient information system. If a person to be vaccinated is not a client of the City of Espoo’s Social and Health Services with regard to their condition or there is no access to the data in the Kanta service, they will be asked to show proof of a disease or medical condition that significantly increases their risk of severe coronavirus disease, for example a copy of their medical record.

If you want to book an appointment by phone, call our number 09 816 34800 (Mon–Fri 8:00–18:00) and leave a call-back request. We will call people in the queue as new appointments become available.

The vaccine is given at a vaccination site in two separate doses. The second dose will be given approximately 12 weeks after the first dose.

In recent weeks, our telephone service for coronavirus vaccinations has received a large number of calls from people wanting to reschedule their second vaccination appointment because of their holidays, for example. The rescheduling of booster vaccination appointments is problematic as, based on current information, we will only have enough vaccines for booster vaccinations, and therefore no extra appointments will be available.

It is important that people have the second dose of the vaccine on time to ensure effective long-term protection. Good protection against the virus variants especially requires two doses of the vaccine.

As a general rule, people who have had the coronavirus disease are vaccinated six months after contracting the disease. You can book a vaccination appointment six months after a positive coronavirus test result if it is your turn to get vaccinated.

You can read more about the coronavirus vaccines on the THL website.

Further information about the national vaccination order and the vaccination order for risk groups is available on the THL website.

Further information about whose turn it is to get vaccinated, the progress of vaccinations, age groups and the vaccines is available at espoo.fi/coronavaccination.