Appointment booking for seasonal influenza vaccinations starts on Mon 25 October

Published: 22.10.2021 12.40Updated: 29.10.2021 8.18

Seasonal influenza vaccinations will start in Espoo in November. The vaccine is the best way to protect yourself from influenza and possible complications such as pneumonia. It is advisable to get vaccinated every autumn as the vaccine is only effective for about a year and the influenza virus is constantly changing. You will also protect your loved ones by getting vaccinated. Public notice about seasonal influenza vaccinations will be delivered to every home in Espoo on Wed 27 Oct.

Groups entitled to a free influenza vaccination are

  • pregnant women
  • everyone aged 65 and over
  • children aged under 7
  • those belonging to at-risk groups because of an illness or treatment
  • those close to a person susceptible to serious influenza
  • men starting their military service and women starting their voluntary military service
  • Persons who live or stay for long periods in institutional conditions, including prisons and reception centres
  • social, healthcare and medical care personnel

The vaccine is also available free of charge to those close to a person susceptible to serious influenza.

If you do not belong to a risk group but would like to protect yourself against influenza, there are other ways to get vaccinated. For example, many employers offer influenza vaccines to their employees. You can also request a prescription for an influenza vaccine by calling us, tel. 09 816 34800 (Mon–Fri 8:00–18:00). You will then need to pick up the vaccine from a pharmacy and book a vaccination appointment online or by phone.

Appointments can be booked as of 25 October

  1. Influenza vaccination at a health centre

Book your appointment online at link). To book an appointment, you will need to log in using your online banking codes or mobile ID.

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. Text message service for the deaf and hard of hearing, tel. 040 639 3945. Service voucher clients who use a private health centre should contact their health centre to book an appointment.

Please note that we are unable to take care of other matters during a vaccination appointment.

  1. Influenza vaccinations at maternity and child health clinics for pregnant women and under 7-year-old children

Book your appointment online at link). To book an appointment, you will need to log in using your online banking codes or mobile ID.

If you wish to book your appointment by phone or if several persons wish to get vaccinated during a regular maternity and child health clinic appointment, call our clinics’ number, tel. 09 816 22800 (Mon–Fri 8:30–13:30).

  1. Influenza vaccination through school and student health services

School nurses provide information on influenza vaccinations at schools through a Wilma message.

  1. Influenza vaccinations for home care clients and nursing home residents

If you are a home care client or live in a nursing home, you will get vaccinated as part of your care services. You do not need to book an appointment or visit a health centre to get vaccinated. All individuals living in the same household can be vaccinated during a home care visit.

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