Immunisation

In Finland, the national immunisation programme is administered through schools. It includes vaccines for tetanus, polio, measles, mumps and rubella. Ordinarily, the full suite of vaccinations will have been administered by the age of 15. However, if you are missing any of the vaccinations in the programme, you can arrange to have them done through the student health service.

All healthcare and equipment maintenance students are entitled to receive a free Hepatitis B vaccine. Social services and physiotherapy students are also entitled to the free Hepatitis B cover if they require it for work experience placement purposes. The vaccination is available to all students at the beginning of their studies and existing students who lack the vaccine.

If you have an underlying medical condition such as asthma, you are entitled to receive the influenza vaccine through the school and student health service. Please book an appointment with your nurse.

If you need vaccinations for travel, contact your own local health centre. The school or student health service nurse can administer hepatitis and tick-borne encephalitis vaccines you have purchased privately but you will need to make an appointment. Students embarking on an international exchange programme can also obtain the vaccinations they need through the student health service nurse.

City of Espoo staff will not be able to administer vaccinations that are not part of the Finnish national immunisation programme and that are not available to purchase in Finland.