Influenza vaccinations to start in Tampere
Influenza vaccinations to start at City of Tampere health centres on 15 October 2018. Vaccination appointments at the city’s health centres can be reserved from the City of Tampere website at www.tampere.fi/influenssarokotukset (only in Finnishs) or the health services counselling number 03 10023 daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Appointments at Mehiläinen Oma Lääkärisi Hervanta, city centre and Tesoma health centres are reserved by contacting the health centre directly.
If you have reserved an appointment at the health centre for some other reason, you can get the vaccination at the same time. Those in risk groups can get the vaccination during a regular check-up at the diabetes outpatient clinic and with the adult health care nurse.
If you are part of the freedom of choice pilot in social and health services and have chosen a private service provider (Medisport, Mehiläinen Oma Lääkärisi Tampere, Pihlajalinna Koskiklinikka and Kangasala, or Johanneksen Klinikka) instead of a city health centre, please contact your own service provider to get the influenza vaccination.
Vaccinations also on campaign days Saturday 17 November and Tuesday evenings 20 November and 4 December
Health centres will also give vaccinations on campaign days and evenings, when you can get the vaccination without an appointment; however, to avoid queuing, we recommend making an appointment.
- Sat 17 November 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hatanpää, Hervanta, Tipotie and Tammela health centres as well as Mehiläinen Oma Lääkärisi Hervanta, city centre and Tesoma locations
- Tue 20 November 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. All health centres in the city (Hatanpää, Hervanta, Kaukajärvi, Kämmenniemi, Lielahti, Linnainmaa, Orivesi, Tammelakeskus and Tipotie) and Mehiläinen Oma Lääkärisi Hervanta and Tesoma locations
- Tue 4 December 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Hatanpää, Hervanta, Kaukajärvi, Lielahti, Linnainmaa, Tammelakeskus and Tipotie health centres and Mehiläinen Oma Lääkärisi Hervanta and Tesoma locations
In October, you can also make an evening appointment for the vaccination at the Mehiläinen Oma Lääkärisi city centre location.
Pregnant women and children under school age will be vaccinated at child welfare clinics or the welfare clinic kiosk; kids and students in risk groups will be vaccinated at the school and student health services
Pregnant women and children under school age will be vaccinated at their own maternity and child welfare clinics in connection with a normal visit or at a separately agreed time or during campaign days in larger welfare clinics. Schoolchildren and students who are entitled to a free vaccination will primarily be vaccinated by the school or student health services.
Vaccinations, vaccination appointments and reservation policies are explained in more detail on the City of Tampere website and the welfare clinic Facebook page.
Some health clinics will organise open vaccination days where it is possible to come without an appointment. To avoid queuing, you can also External link (only in Finnish) for these dates.
Free influenza vaccination now for everyone under the age of 7
The following groups are entitled to a free seasonal influenza vaccination: over 65-year-olds, children between the ages of 6 months and 6 years, those in a medical risk group due to a sickness, pregnant women, social and health care staff and people working in the provision of medicines, students participating in patient and customer work, men starting their military service and women starting their voluntary military service. The families of persons included in risk groups are also entitled to a free vaccination.
Remember your Kela card or welfare clinic card
Persons coming to get a seasonal influenza vaccination should have their Kela card or welfare clinic card with them. To make your vaccination easier, please wear a garment with sleeves that can be easily rolled up.
After the vaccination, be prepared to stay on the premises and wait for approximately 15 minutes.
If you experience any problems after the vaccination, we recommend that you call the health services information and advice line on 03 10023, open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. On weekdays, you can also contact your own health clinic or school and student health services.
Vaccinations will continue based on how long the influenza is active and at least until the end of this year. The second-last booster vaccines for children will be administered in January–February.
Photos Opa Latvala