Influenza vaccination 2019–2020

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2019-10-08 20:00

Vaccination is the best protection against influenza and the diseases it causes, such pneumonia and ear infection. Influenza vaccinations are now available. Make an appointment online or by telephone.

By getting vaccinated you protect both yourself and the people in your immediate circle. Most vaccinated persons do not get influenza. If they do, however, their illness is usually milder and they recover faster than the unvaccinated. Those who get vaccinated don't infect others with influenza.

The protection given by the vaccine is formed in approximately two weeks.

Please take you Kela card with you when you come to the appointment.

Make an appointment online

Make an appointment online at

  • Vaccinations at health centres: Please book a separate appointment for each person getting the vaccination.
  • Vaccinations in maternity and child health clinics (neuvolas): If you are unable to book an appointment online or plan to have more than one person vaccinated during an ordinary appointment at a maternity and child health clinic, please call the clinics’ appointment booking number, tel. 09 816 22800, Mon–Fri 8:30–14:30.

Make an appointment by telephone

  • Clients of Espoonlahti, Iso Omena, Kalajärvi, Kilo, Kivenlahti, Leppävaara, Samaria, Tapiola and Viherlaakso Health Centres, tel. 09 816 34500 Mon–Fri at 7–18
  • Clients of Oma Lääkärisi Espoontori tel. 09 855 4303 Mon–Fri at 8–16
  • Clients of Oma Lääkärisi Matinkylä tel. 09 855 4100 Mon–Fri at 7–18
  • Clients of Maternity and Child Health Clinics (neuvola): tel. 09 816 22800 weekdays 8.30 am–2.30 pm

Schoolchildren and students: The school nurses and student nurses will provide information on vaccinations via Wilma.
Home care clients will get their vaccination in connection to home care visit.
Nursing home residents get their vaccination in the nursing home.

Who can get influenza vaccine free of charge?

Influenza vaccine is free of charge for those whose health is substantially threatened by influenza or whose health significantly benefits from the influenza vaccination:

  1. pregnant women
  2. persons aged 65 or older
  3. all infants and children between 6 months and 6 years of age
  4. persons at risk due to an illness or treatment, such as persons with an underlying disorder like a chronic heart or pulmonary illness, diabetes or kidney disease
  5. immediate circle of persons at risk (points 1–4 on the list)*
  6. those starting military service or voluntary military service
  7. social and healthcare and medical personnel.

* Immediate circle includes those who live or have regular contact with a person vulnerable to influenza.

If you do not belong to any of the groups mentioned above, request an influenza vaccine prescription by phone from your health centre’s appointment number, buy the vaccine from a pharmacy and bring it when you come to get vaccinated. The vaccination appointment is free of charge.


The national vaccination programme used during the 2019−2020 influenza season uses the VaxigripTetra injections for those over 6 months of age. The alternative offered for children 2−6 years of age is the Fluenz Tetra nasal spray vaccine.