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COVID-19 vaccination begins for people aged 55–59-years-old in Tampere

Published 28.4.2021 14.02

COVID-19 vaccinations are progressing in Tampere. The next age group to be vaccinated is 55–59-year-olds, that is, people born between 1962 and 1966.

People who are 55–59 years old can book a vaccination appointment either by calling health care counselling service on 03 5657 0023 (daily from 7.00 am to 10.00 pm) or online:

Vaccinations will be given by appointment at the vaccination unit in Ratina (Ratinan rantatie 1).

Covid-19 vaccinations.

Citizens of Tampere who can book a vaccination appointment at the moment:

  • People who turn 55 this year or older (born in 1966 or earlier)
  • People belonging to External linkrisk group 1 or 2 who are over 16 years old (who have already turned 16). Be prepared to prove that you belong to a risk group receiving the vaccine at the vaccination unit.
  • Family carers who live in the same household with someone who is over 70 years of age (a decision on support for informal care is required)

Vaccination units:

Vaccinations are given by appointment for 16–64 year-olds belonging to risk group 1 or 2 and people who are 55–64 year-olds at the vaccination unit in Ratina (Ratinan rantatie 1).

Vaccinations are given by appointment for people who are 65 years old or over at the health centres of Tampere .

Booking an appointment:

Only people belonging to a group vaccinated at the moment can book an appointment. A vaccination appointment must be booked in advance either by calling on 03 5657 0023 (daily from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm) or online (only in Finnish):

Instructions for those arriving to be vaccinated:

  • Only arrive for vaccination by appointment and if you are healthy. Arrive at the vaccination unit, at most, 15 minutes before your appointment.
  • Wear a face mask and use hand sanitiser when you arrive at the vaccination location and also when leaving the premises.
  • Keep a safe distance of at least two metres from other people.
  • Bring your Kela card with you and have it ready when waiting for your appointment.
  • Wear an item of clothing with sleeves that are easy to roll up.
  • After receiving the vaccination, stay at the premises for 15 minutes.