Seasonal influenza vaccinations in Espoo

Groups entitled to a free influenza vaccination are

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, the prize of the vaccine is  approximately 15 €,  and book a vaccination appointment online or by phone.

Influenza vaccination at a health centre

Book your appointment online at espoo.terveytesi.fi(extrernal link). To book an appointment, you will need to log in using your online banking codes or mobile ID. To book an appointment for influenza vaccination, go to the section “Appointment”. Select “Booking at the health centre” in the menu, and then “Nurse: Influenza vaccination” as the appointment type.

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.

Influenza vaccinations at maternity and child health clinics

A free influenza vaccine is available to pregnant women and their family members, under 7-year-old children as well as the family members of under 6-month-old babies.

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

We ask that you book your influenza vaccination appointment online and only call the clinics’ telephone service if you cannot book the appointment online. The online system shows all the available time slots. Our telephone service staff cannot offer you other time slots. 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).

Influenza vaccination through school and student health services

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

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.

Influenza vaccination in connection with coronavirus vaccination

If you have booked a coronavirus vaccination appointment at the Iso Omena, Sello Library or Entresse Library vaccination site, you can get the influenza vaccine at the same time. Inform the nurse at the site if you also want to get the influenza vaccine. A free influenza vaccine is available to risk groups and those close to a person susceptible to severe influenza(extrernal link).

If you do not belong to a risk group or are not close to a person with a high risk of severe influenza but would like to protect yourself, you can buy a vaccine. You can request a prescription for an influenza vaccine by calling us, tel. 09 816 34800 (Mon–Fri 8:00–18:00). Pick up the vaccine from a pharmacy (price approx. EUR 15) and take it with you to the coronavirus vaccination site.

If you have booked a influenza vaccination appointment you can not get the coronavirus vaccination at the same appointment.

Which influenzavaccines are used?

During the influenza season 2020–2021, the vaccination programme offers

  • injectable VaxigripTetra vaccine for all age groups 
  • FluenzTetra nasal spray vaccine for children aged from 2 to 6 years 

Read more about influenzavaccines from(extrernal link) the webpage of Finnish institute for health and welfare (THL)(extrernal link)

Safe vaccination for all

  • Only attend your vaccination appointment if you are healthy.
  • We recommend that you wear a face mask.
  • Only come to the vaccination location just before your appointment to prevent overcrowding in the waiting rooms.
  • Take care of good hand hygiene.
  • Have your Kela card readily available.
  • We also ask you to wear clothes that make it easy to bare your upper arm.