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Coronavirus vaccinations of 60–64-year-old Helsinki residents begin

The persons next in line for coronavirus vaccination in Helsinki are 60–64-year-olds, i.e., those born in 1957–1961.

The booking of vaccination appointments will open next Monday 19 April. You can make a vaccination appointment online at bookcovidvaccine.fi or by calling the appointment booking line 09 310 46300.

The fastest way to book an appointment is to use the online service. The appointment booking number is available on weekdays 8:00–18:00. Information on the start of the vaccinations is also published e.g. in newspapers.

Vaccinations are being carried out at the vaccination points of Jätkäsaari, Messukeskus, Malmi and Myllypuro.

You can read more about coronavirus vaccinations in Helsinki at coronavaccination-en.hel.fi.

More age groups will be covered as more vaccine doses become available

Vaccines will be administered without delay as they become available.

The coronavirus vaccinations of Helsinki residents aged 65 and above are still continuing. In Helsinki, 89% of people aged 80 and above have received their first jab. 89% of people aged 75–79-year-old have also been vaccinated. 85% of people aged 70–74-year-old have been vaccinated.

At the moment, 64 per cent of people aged 65-69 have received their first vaccine jab. According to the current outlook, vaccination coverage for people aged 65-69 is rising to a good level. 

  • The potential for very rare side effects of AstraZeneca has been much debated and, understandably, has also caused concern for vaccinees. The majority still seem to trust the vaccine and consider its benefits to outweigh the potential rare harm, says Leena Turpeinen, Director of Health and Substance Abuse Services. 
  • We have arranged information points for vaccination sites to clear up concerns, Turpeinen adds. 

Vaccination of persons susceptible to severe coronavirus disease (risk groups 1 and 2), due to their illness or condition, will also continue. 

The City of Helsinki uses two different vaccines. At present, people aged 65 and above are vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine. Based on the precautionary principle, the AstraZeneca vaccine is not given to persons who have had a cerebral venous sinus thrombosis or heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) in the past. People aged 16–64 are currently being given the Pfizer vaccine. Two shots of the vaccines are administered. The vaccine jabs will be administered at an interval of 12 weeks, in accordance with the National Institute for Health and Welfare’s recommendation. The appointment for the second vaccination is set in conjunction with the first vaccination. You may not choose the vaccine given to you. The vaccine is free of charge and voluntary. 

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