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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. The number of vaccines received is known about a week ahead at a time.

We strongly advice people to respect the appointments given and to avoid rescheduling without a very good reason (rescheduling only possible by phone). Rescheduling might cause unused vaccinations and inefficient use of staff resources.

News on 19th of October

Vaasa residents over the age of 12 are allowed to take their first or second corona vaccination at a drop-in vaccination event without an appointment if 6 weeks have passed since the first vaccination:

  • Friday 22 October Time: 14-17.30 Tammikaivo Health Station, Tammikaivontie 4 

Booking a time

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

You can also make an appointment by phone on the following numbers:

  • Mon-Thurs 09:00 – 15:00, Fri 09:00-14:00, tel. 040 665 0709 and 040 679 0680
  • Vähäkyrö health station Mon-Fri 09:00-12:00, tel. 040 537 6453

The times are put into the electronic reservation system according to corona vaccines suitable for different age groups arriving at health stations. Some electronically booked times may be on weekends.

News on 11th of October

Vaasa residents over the age of 12 are allowed to take their first or second corona vaccination at a drop-in vaccination event without an appointment if 6 weeks have passed since the first vaccination:

  • Saturday 16 October Time: 13-15.30 Kirkkopuistikko Health Station, Kirkkopuistikko 26

News on 8th of October

Vaasa residents over the age of 12 are allowed to take their first or second corona vaccination at a drop-in vaccination event without an appointment if 6 weeks have passed since the first vaccination:

  • Tuesday 12 October, Time: 16.00-18.00 at Ristinummi Health Station, Jyrsijänkatu 2

News on 1st of October

Vaasa residents over the age of 12 are allowed to take their first or second corona vaccination at a drop-in vaccination event without an appointment if 6 weeks have passed since the first vaccination:

  • Wednesday 6 October, Time: 16.00-18.00 at Gerby Health Station, Mäntymaantie 5
  • Saturday 9 October, Time: 13-15.30 at Kirkkopuistikko Health Station, Kirkkopuistikko 26

Corona vaccination times for aged 12–15

Booking an appointment electronically: https://sote.easiointi.fi/fi/web/vaasa-te.

Parents can book a corona vaccination time electronically for a 12- to 14-year-old child. Change first your child instead of you on the right corner:

A person over the age of 15 can book an appointment electronically if they have a personal banking ID or a mobile certificate, otherwise the appointment must be made by phone on the following numbers:

  • Mon-Thurs 09:00 – 15:00, Fri 09:00-14:00, tel. 040 665 0709 and 040 679 0680
  • Vähäkyrö health station Mon-Fri 09:00-12:00, tel. 040 537 6453

Different vaccines for different age groups according to THL recommendations

  • For people over 65: Pfizer-Biontech or Moderna vaccine
  • For people aged 18-64: Pfizer-Biontech or Moderna vaccine
  • For people aged 16-17: Pfizer-Biontech vaccine

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.

Read release: Corona vaccinators doing outstanding work

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

Vaccination takes place at your own health station.

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 six weeks after the first dose.

You can get a reimbursement for your travel costs from Kela if you cannot use public transport because of your health or difficult travel arrangements, you can be reimbursed also for using your own car or a taxi. The least expensive means of transport is typically public transport (e.g. train or bus). Read more on Kela website.

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

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)
  • Corona vaccinations all Vaasa residents over the age of 60-64 on 13 April 2021.
  • Corona vaccinations all Vaasa residents over the age of 50 on 26 April 2021.
  • Corona vaccinations all Vaasa residents over the age of 40 on 11 May 2021.
  • Corona vaccinations all Vaasa residents over the age of 30 on 27 May 2021.
  • Corona vaccinations all Vaasa residents over the age of 25 on 1 June 2021.
  • Corona vaccinations all Vaasa residents over the age of 16 on 14 June 2021 from 9 a.m.
  • Corona vaccinations to 12–15-year-old Vaasa residents in risk groups from 24 June at 12.00.
  • Corona vaccinations all Vaasa residents over the age of 12 on 9 August.
  • The third coronavirus vaccine can be given to people aged 12 years and older who have a severe immune deficiency due to an illness or treatment from 24 September 2021.