New coronavirus vaccination sites to open in Espoo
Espoo will open new coronavirus vaccination sites at Heikintori in Tapiola on 15 August 2022 and at the Lippulaiva in Espoonlahti on 22 August 2022. At the moment, coronavirus vaccinations are available by appointment only. A person who has had Covid-19 and received three doses of the coronavirus vaccine will not need a fourth vaccine dose.
In the next few weeks, Espoo will open new coronavirus vaccination sites in different parts of the city. The Heinkintori vaccination site in Tapiola will open on 15 August and the Lippulaiva vaccination site on 22 August. The vaccination site on Lakelankatu in Espoon keskus has reopened this week. The Sello Library vaccination site will reopen on 24 August. The Iso Omena vaccination site will be closed completely on 26 August 2022.
Vaccination sites at Lippulaiva and Sello library open two days a week
A new vaccination site will open at the Lippulaiva in Espoonlahti on Monday 22 August. The vaccination site will be open on Mondays and Tuesdays. The site is located in the Espoo info, next to the library on the 3rd floor of the Lippulaiva shopping centre. The vaccination site at the Sello Library will be open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays as of 24 August.
When using the online appointment booking system, you can find all vaccination sites and available appointments by selecting “Espoo”. You will receive directions to the vaccination site together with the confirmation message.
At the moment, coronavirus vaccinations are available by appointment only
You must book an appointment to get the coronavirus vaccine, regardless of which dose you are getting or at which vaccination site. The easiest way is to book an appointment online at www.bookcovidvaccine.fi(external link)
If you want to book an appointment by phone, call our number 09 816 34800 and leave a call-back request. The line is open Mon–Fri 8:00–16:00. Text message service for the deaf and hard of hearing, tel. 040 639 3945.
A person who has had Covid-19 and received three vaccine doses will not need a fourth dose
Espoo follows the guidelines issued by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) concerning the administration of coronavirus vaccines. According to THL guidelines, a person who has received three vaccine doses and has had Covid-19 does not need a fourth vaccine dose, as the infection corresponds to one dose of the vaccine. The interval between the vaccination and coronavirus infection must be long enough, at least six weeks, for the infection to be considered equivalent to one vaccine dose. Therefore, as a rule, we do not vaccinate people who have received 3 vaccine doses and have had Covid-19. Read more on the THL website: https://thl.fi/en/web/infectious-diseases-and-vaccinations/what-s-new/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-updates/vaccines-and-coronavirus/getting-vaccinated-against-covid-19-how-why-and-when-(external link)
Vaccination sites in Espoo:
- Iso Omena vaccination site, 2nd floor, Suomenlahdentie 1, closes on 26 August 2022
- Espoon keskus vaccination site, Lakelankatu 1, opened on 8 August 2022
- The Heikintori vaccination site in Tapiola opens on 15 August 2022. The site is located on the 1st floor of the Heikintori shopping centre.
- The Lippulaiva vaccination site will be open on Mondays and Tuesdays as of 22 August 2022. The site is located in the Espoo info, next to the library on the 3rd floor of the Lippulaiva shopping centre.
- The Sello Library vaccination site will be open on Wednesdays and Thursdays as of 24 August 2022. The site is located in the library on the 2nd floor of the Sello shopping centre
You can find up-to-date information about coronavirus vaccinations in Espoo at espoo.fi/coronavaccination.