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Corona vaccinations in Vaasa

Corona vaccinations are given in Vaasa according to the guidelines of THL and Vaasa Hospital District. Receiving vaccination times depends on when, how much and which kind of vaccines first arrive in Finland and to Vaasa via the hospital district. We are updating this page with information about corona vaccinations in Vaasa.

Due to fluctuations in the availability of vaccines, vaccination times cannot be given a long time in advance in case they have to be cancelled if vaccines do not arrive at health stations in time.

News on 15 April:

Vaccination times can now be booked at all healthcentres, not just your own, as before. Most of the times can be reserved for Tammikaivo and Kirkkopuistikko healthcentres. Book your time here.

News on 13 April 2021:

Corona vaccination times available!

Healthy people between 60–64 years can reserve a time for a corona vaccination starting from 13th of April 2021. Booking can be made online here or by phone.

  • People aged over 65 who belong to a risk group: Pfizer-Biontech, Moderna or Astra Zeneca -vaccine
  • People aged between 18–65 who belong to a risk group and healthy people aged between 60–64: Pfizer-Biontech or Moderna -vaccine
  • People aged between 16–17 who belong to a risk group: Pfizer-Biontech -vaccine

News on 9 April 2021

Free corona vaccinations in Vaasa are being expanding to those in Risk Group 2, aged 16-69. In addition, healthy people aged 65-69 can book an AstraZeneca vaccination time from 12 April 2021 from 09:00. Booking can be made online here.

Vaccination timetable

  • Residents of service housing units for seniors were vaccinated in Weeks 3-4, i.e., at the end of January.
  • Home care and home nursing clients receive their corona vaccine through the home care and home nursing services.
  • Persons aged 80 and over from 1 February 2021.
  • People over 75 years of age and those aged 16-69 in Risk Group 1. (Risk Group 1, aged 68-69, started from 16 February 2021.) According to a medical risk assessment, Risk Group 1 includes anyone with an extremely high susceptibility to a severe coronavirus reaction:
    • recipients of organ transplants or stem cell transplants
    • people receiving active cancer treatment
    • people with severe immunology defects
    • people with severe chronic kidney disease
    • people with severe chronic lung disease
    • people receiving medication for type 2 diabetes
    • people with Down syndrome (adults)
  • Corona vaccination for 70-74 year olds begins on 12 March
  • Seniors and personal carers living in the same household will also receive the free corona vaccine.
  • Corona vaccination in Risk Group 2, aged 16-69 begins on 12 April
  • Risk group 2: Anyone with a disease or condition that increases the risk of a severe coronavirus infection, such as
    • people with asthma requiring continuous medication
    • people with severe heart disease, including heart failure (but not just hypertension)
    • people with a neurological illness or condition that affects breathing
    • people with immunosuppressive drug therapy for autoimmune disease
    • people with severe chronic liver disease
    • people with Type 1 diabetes or adrenal insufficiency
    • people with sleep apnoea
    • people with psychosis
    • people with morbid obesity (body mass index more than 40)

Different vaccines for different age groups according to THL recommendations

  • Pfizer Comirnaty and Moderna vaccines are currently given to people over 80 years of age.
  • Corona vaccinations for people at the age of 65 and older are given the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or AstraZeneca.
  • Corona vaccinations for 18-65 year olds in Risk Groups are given the the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna
  • For 16-17 year olds in Risk Groups the vaccine given is the Pfizer-Biontech.

Booking a time or getting on the vaccination queue

Book an appointment for a corona vaccination from 12 April 2021 here: https://sote.easiointi.fi/fi/web/vaasa-te. Note! Only one time / person.

If electronically bookable times are not available, it is possible to enter the vaccination queue by making a telephone call. Some electronically booked times may be on weekends.

You can also make an appointment by phone on Mon-Thurs 09:00-15:00 and on Fri 09:00-14:00 by calling the following numbers according to the first letter of the surname::

  • Letters A – J tel. 040 665 0709 and 040 482 5110
  • Letters K – R, tel. 040 610 3449 and 040 485 7210
  • Letters S – Ö, tel. 040 182 3049 and 040 679 0680
  • Vaccination appointments at Vähäkyrö health station Mon-Fri 9:00-12:00 tel. 040 537 6453
  • NB! Unfortunately, we do not accept text and voicemail messages left on phones when booking.

Municipalities are responsible for arranging vaccinations for their residents. Vaasa Hospital District updates its website weekly with information on the progress of coronavirus vaccinations in the hospital district: Read here.

More information on the vaccination schedule and risk groups, as well as other information, can be found on the THL website here.

Instructions for those arriving for vaccinations

Please present your KELA card at the reception upon arrival. There is no need to register at the reception. Please do not come to the reception if you have any flu symptoms. When dressing before coming to your appointment, please consider that the vaccination is given in the upper arm. Arrive at the reception 5 minutes before your appointment time and leave the lobby 15 minutes after the vaccination.

The corona vaccination is given in two doses. The aim is to provide the second dose about three weeks after the first dose.

A wheelchair patient may use a sote taxi when arriving for and leaving after a corona vaccination appointment. Vaccination is a preventive measure and is not part of the compensation paid by Kela.

More information: https://thl.fi/en/web/infectious-diseases-and-vaccinations