Influenza vaccinations to start in Tampere and Orivesi in November
Vaccinations against influenza will start at health centres in Tampere and Orivesi on Monday 4 November 2019. Vaccinations will also start at child welfare clinics in November as soon as the vaccines have arrived.
Influenza vaccinations at health centres in Tampere
Vaccination appointments at the City of Tampere health centres can be reserved from Monday 14 October 2019 online at www.tampere.fi/influenssarokotukset, or the health care counselling number 03 10023. Customers of Mehiläinen’s Oma Lääkärisi Hervanta and city centre must make appointments by calling their health centre. Appointments to Mehiläinen’s Oma Lääkärisi Tesoma can be reserved by calling the health centre or using the online service.
Vaccination appointments can be reserved for the opening hours of the health centres. Furthermore, Hatanpää, Hervanta, Linnainmaa, Tammelakeskus and Tipotie health centres schedule vaccination appointments until 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
The vaccination may also be given during other visits to the health centre or a regular check-up at the diabetes outpatient clinic, for example.
Influenza vaccinations are also given without a reserved appointment. From 4 November, influenza vaccinations are given in the order of arrival, Monday to Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Hatanpää, Hervanta, Linnainmaa, Tammelakeskus and Tipotie health centres. Customers of Mehiläinen Oma Lääkärisi Hervanta and city centre are vaccinated without reserved appointments on Mondays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
At the Oma Lääkärisi Tesoma health centre, vaccinations are available without reservation on Thursday 21 November from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 30 November from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. is a campaign day. You can arrive for vaccination without reservation at Hatanpää, Hervanta, Linnainmaa, Tammelakeskus and Tipotie health centres and at Mehiläinen’s Oma Lääkärisi health centres in Hervanta, city centre and Tesoma.
You can reserve an appointment on the health centre campaign days, including the vaccination Saturday, if you wish to skip the queue.
Vaccination appointments at Orivesi health centres can be reserved from Monday 14 October 2019 online at External link (Only in Finnish). To reserve an appointment by telephone, call the health centre appointment number 03 5657 5770 (Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3.30 p.m., Friday and days before holidays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.) or the adult health care number 040 133 6775 (weekdays 11–12 a.m.).
You can also get an influenza vaccination without reserving an appointment on the vaccination campaign days: Orivesi health centre, Wednesday 20 November and 11 December from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 30 November from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vaccinations are given at the Eräjärvi child welfare clinic without reserving an appointment on Wednesday 4 December from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 11 December from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. You can reserve an appointment on the health centre campaign days if you want to avoid queueing.
Pregnant women and children under school age will be vaccinated at their own maternity and child health clinics in connection with a normal visit. Furthermore, vaccinations are given without reserved appointments at the welfare clinic kiosk (Itsenäisyydenkatu 21 B, 1st floor) from 6 November on Wednesdays from 8.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Also the child welfare clinics organise campaign days for giving vaccinations without appointments.
You can also reserve an appointment for vaccinations in the Orivesi child welfare clinic by calling your own nurse. You can reserve appointments from 28 October.
Schoolchildren and students who are entitled to a free vaccination will primarily be vaccinated by the school or student health services. Further information about the vaccinations is available from your school and student health nurse. The vaccination dates in student health services are also announced online:
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 health clinic card
Please bring your Kela card or child welfare clinic card with you when you get the vaccination. 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 care counselling 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.
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