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Going to the vaccination

There are four vaccination points in Helsinki:

Jätkäsaari
Malmi
Messukeskus
Myllypuro

How do I get to the vaccination point?

You can come to the vaccination by car, bike, public transport or on foot.

Kela will provide compensation for travel costs associated with getting vaccinated against COVID-19 under the same terms as for any other trip to visit a healthcare provider (also for the return trip). Clients who use public transport or a private car must claim compensation afterwards from Kela. The easiest way to claim is to visit Kela's e-services at www.kela.fi/asiointi (Finnish) or www.fpa.fi/etjanst (Swedish).

Clients who for health reasons are prevented from using public transportation, or it is not available, can get a reimbursement for using a taxi 27.3.-31.12.2021. If you have the right to use a taxi and get reimbursed by Kela, call the regional dispatch number to book a taxi. Please be aware that if you book a taxi in some other way, Kela will not reimburse you for the trip. Read instructions on Kela's website: How to book a taxi.

How do I act at the vaccination point?

It’s safe to visit the vaccination points. Remember the following when visiting the vaccination points:

  • Don’t attend your vaccination appointment if you have symptoms of coronavirus. Typical symptoms are fever, cough, a sore throat, shortness of breath, muscle ache, nausea and deterioration of general health. Loss of smell and taste is a quite typical symptom.
  • Please dress so that it is easy to access your shoulder.
  • Please be prepared to verify your identity with an ID card or similar and take it out while you are waiting.
  • Use a face mask.
  • Take care of your hand hygiene.
  • Keep at least a distance of two metres to others.
  • Be prepared to stay for monitoring for at least 15 minutes after the vaccination.

NB: Please arrive to the vaccination punctually. There are no separate waiting areas at the vaccination points. Be prepared to que and dress accordingly. Remember to drink enough before the vaccination, especially in hot weather!


NB: The vaccination right for those who have illnesses or conditions that expose to severe COVID-19 is checked at vaccination points from the Kanta service or the City of Helsinki's patient information system. If the person to be vaccinated is not a customer of the City of Helsinki's social and health care services or there is no access to Kanta's information, the illness or condition that expose to severe COVID-19 will be requested to be proven in another way, with for example a copy of a medical report.


Vaccines in use

The Pfizer vaccine is currently available for people aged 16 to 64 years.

The AstraZeneca vaccine is currently used in people aged 65 years and older. People aged 65 years old and older can choose the Pfizer vaccine, instead of the AstraZeneca vaccine, when booking their first dose.

  • In the electronic appointment booking you can choose the Pfizer vaccine when choosing a vaccination point.
  • When booking an appointment by phone, the choice is made by saying you want the Pfizer vaccine.

NB! It is not possible to choose the vaccine at the vaccination point.

If you are 65 years of age or older and have received AstraZeneca as your first dose, the booster dose will also be AstraZeneca. This is also recommended by the National Institute for Health and Welfare.

If a person refuses to take the AstraZeneca vaccine for their second dose, they may choose to receive the Pfizer vaccine instead. In this case, they should be prepared that the new period will be extended, i.e. that the vaccination interval may be longer than 12 weeks. When changing the vaccine type, the existing time in the system must be cancelled from the booking number and a new time requested for the Pfizer vaccine. It is possible to change the vaccine type by phone from 24 May 2021, onwards.

It is not possible to change the vaccine type at the vaccination point.

It is currently not possible to change the vaccine type through the electronic booking system for the 2nd dose.

NB! Persons aged 65 and over who have received the first jab of the AstraZeneca vaccine can shorten the interval between the two vaccinations to eight weeks from the current twelve. The interval can only be changed by telephone. If you wish to shorten your vaccination interval, please call the appointment booking line for coronavirus vaccinations at 09 310 46300.

Read more: The vaccination interval for the AstraZeneca vaccine can be shortened to eight weeks


Switching the second dose to a mRNA vaccine is possible for those who have had a severe allergic reaction (called an anaphylactic reaction) to the first vaccination, or have a history of sinus thrombosis, a type of stroke, or heparin-associated thrombocytopenia (HIT).

People under the age of 65 years who have received their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine will receive a second dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Individuals who have received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine will receive a second dose with the same vaccine.

In accordance with the precautionary principle, the AstraZeneca vaccine is not used for people aged 65 years or older who have a history of sinus thrombosis, a type of stroke, or heparin-associated thrombocytopenia (HIT).

Read more about the Astra Zeneca vaccine here

Vaccination is free and voluntary.

NB: Persons who have already had COVID-19 are offered the vaccine after at least six months have passed from the onset of symptoms or from the confirmed infection.


Jätkäsaari


Address: Tyynenmerenkatu 6 L3, 00220 Helsinki
Opening times: Mon, Wed, Fri 8:15–16, Tue and Thu 8:15–20, Sat 9.15–17.00
Notice!  On Thursday 24 June open from 8:15 to 16:00, closed on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 June.

You can access the Jätkäsaari vaccination point with tram 9 and now also with tram 7.
Disembark at Huutokonttori stop. You will need to walk around 350 metres to reach the vaccination point.
If you arrive by metro, you will need to walk about one kilometre from the Ruoholahti metro station.

Check the public transport connections to the vaccination point at Jätkäsaari on Journey planner

On the map below you can find the location of the entrance and exit points and parking place. You can enlarge the map by clicking.

Map of the vaccination point at Jätkäsaari.

Accessibility

The service point is located on the same floor as the entrance.
The escort traffic endpoint is near to the entrance, and the entrance can be easily accessed from there.
A toilet marked as accessible can be found on floor 1 of the service point.
Lobby greeters will escort the disabled persons to the exact vaccination location, if necessary.


Malmi

Stadin ammattiopisto
Address: Vanha Helsingintie 5/Latokartanontie 16, 00700 Helsinki
Opening times: Mon, Wed, Fri 8:15–16, Tue and Thu 8:15–20, Sat 9.15–17.00
Notice!  On Thursday 24 June open from 8:15 to 16:00, closed on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 June.

Check the public transport connections to the vaccination point at Malmi on Journey planner

On the map below you can find the location of the entrance and exit points and parking place. You can enlarge the map by clicking.

Map of the vaccination point at Malmi.

Accessibility

The service point is located on the same floor as the entrance.
The escort traffic endpoint is near to the entrance, and the entrance can be easily accessed from there.
The entrance is sheltered.
The service point has a toilet on floor 1.
Lobby greeters will escort the disabled persons to the exact vaccination location, if necessary.


Messukeskus

Messukeskus, northern entrance
Address: Ratapihantie 17, 00520 Helsinki
Opening times: Mon, Wed, Fri 8:15–16, Tue and Thu 8:15–20, Sat 9.15–17.00
Notice! On Thursday 24 June open from 8:15 to 16:00, closed on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 June.

See the Journey Planner for all public transport connections to Messukeskus vaccination point.

On the map below you can find the location of the entrance and exit points and parking place. The parking hall in Messukeskus has 2-hour free parking. You can enlarge the map by clicking.

Map of the vaccination point at Messukeskus.

Accessibility

The service point is located on the same floor as the entrance.
The door can be opened with a wall button.
The escort traffic endpoint is near to the entrance, and the entrance can be easily accessed from there.
The entrance is sheltered.
A toilet marked as accessible can be found on floor 1 of the service point.
Lobby greeters will escort the disabled persons to the exact vaccination location, if necessary.

Public transport connections to Messukeskus

You can access Messukeskus by tramlines 2 and 7 or by suburban rail. All trains stop at Pasila. Also bus lines 69, 506 and 848 operate to Messukeskus along Ratapihantie.

NB. Due to street work, Ratikka 9 runs an exception route from 17 May to 11 July. During this period the tram does not stop at the Messukeskus tram stop.

See the Journey Planner for all public transport connections to Messukeskus vaccination point.

Instructions for visitors arriving by tram

Option 1: Disembark at Rautatieläisenkatu, in front of Holiday Inn. Walk a few dozen metres eastward and turn left to Ratamestarinkatu. Continue down the street until the street comes to an end and you arrive at the Messukeskus maintenance door 7.17. Take a right turn here and go around the entire Messukeskus until you reach the north side of the building. Follow the signposts from there.

Option 2: Disembark at Kellosilta on Ratamestarinkatu and walk directly northward until you reach the maintenance door 7.17. Continue as in option 1.

Instructions for those arriving by bus

Bus lines 69, 506 and 848 operate along Ratapihantie. Disembark at Messukeskus, the stop’s name is Vaihdemiehenkatu. Walk north and continue to the underpass. Turn right in the underpass and walk on until you reach the Messukeskus yard. Continue walking forward until you reach the north entrance, i.e. Messuparkki entrance, through which you can access the vaccination point.

Instructions for those arriving by suburban rail

Disembark the train at Pasila station. Follow the signs to Messukeskus from the station.


Myllypuro

Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Address: Myllypurontie 1, 00920 Helsinki
Opening times: Mon, Wed, Fri 8:15–16, Tue and Thu 8:15–20, Sat 9.15–17.00
Notice! On Thursday 24 June open from 8:15 to 16:00, closed on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 June.

Check the public transport connections to the vaccination point at Myllypuro on Journey planner

On the map below you can find the location of the entrance and exit points and parking places. You can enlarge the map by clicking. There is a separate map over the parking spots, which you can see through the link below.

See map with parking spots in Myllypuro (pdf)

  • NB! The spaces along Myllypurontie are for disabled parking.
  • NB! From 17 May to 21 June only some of the parking spaces at Liikuntamylly are in use. Parking space is therefore limited. We recommend using public transport.

Map of the vaccination point at Myllypuro.


Accessibility

The service point is located on the same floor as the entrance.
The escort traffic endpoint is near to the entrance, and the entrance can be easily accessed from there.
The door can be opened with a wall button.
The entrance is sheltered.
A toilet marked as accessible can be found on floor 1 of the service point.
Lobby greeters will escort the disabled persons to the exact vaccination location, if necessary.



16.06.2021 14:03