Influenza vaccinations to start in Tampere and Orivesi on 19 October
The health centres, child welfare clinics as well as school and student health services of the City of Tampere will initiate influenza vaccinations on Monday 19 October 2020. Due to the coronavirus situation, influenza vaccinations are mainly given only by appointment or during other visits to the health centre to avoid queues in the waiting rooms.
Vaccination appointments at the city’s health centres can be reserved from Thursday 1 October 2020. It is easiest to reserve an appointment online:
The appointment can also be reserved by calling or the health care counselling service on 03 5657 0023. Appointments at Mehiläinen’s Oma Lääkärisi Tesoma and Orivesi health centre can also be made by calling the health centre or using the online service. Customers of Mehiläinen’s Oma Lääkärisi Hervanta and city centre must make appointments by calling their health centre.
Vaccination appointments can be made for the opening hours of the health centres. Furthermore, Hatanpää, Hervanta, Linnainmaa, Tammelakeskus and Tipotie health centres as well as Mehiläinen’s Oma Lääkärisi city centre schedule vaccination appointments until 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. In Mehiläinen’s Oma Lääkärisi Hervanta, vaccination appointments are available until 6 p.m. on 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.
Vaccination Saturday is organised in Hatanpää health centre on 14 November when influenza vaccinations are given from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Due to the coronavirus situation, advance appointment is required.
This year, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare’s influenza vaccination studies, which were launched last autumn, will not be arranged due to the coronavirus situation.
Pregnant women and children under school age will be vaccinated at child welfare clinics; children 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 the maternity and child welfare clinics in connection with a normal visit. You can also reserve an appointment for vaccination with your own public health nurse at the child welfare clinic through the online appointment service. More information about vaccinations is available from your own child welfare clinic and on the website of the maternity and child health clinics.
Schoolchildren and students who are entitled to a free vaccination will primarily be vaccinated by the school or student health services. Further information about vaccinations is available from your school and student health nurse. In different student health care locations, vaccinations are given either by appointment or during other reserved appointments. A special vaccination day will be arranged for Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) students at TAMK’s premises on Wednesday 18 November 2020.
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.
Please take your Kela card or child welfare clinic card with you when you get the influenza 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. Please remember to take care of good hand hygiene and keep a safe distance also in the waiting room.
If you experience any problems after the vaccination, we recommend that you call the health care counselling service on 03 5657 0023. 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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