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COVID-19 vaccination begins for people aged 22–24-years-old and 12–15-years-old, who belong to the risk groups

Published 21.6.2021 11.43

COVID-19 vaccinations are proceeding to the younger age groups. The next age group to be vaccinated is 22–24-year-olds (people born between 1997 and 1999).

Covid-19 vaccinations.
 

Appointment booking will become available gradually based on your year of birth:

  • birth year 1997: booking begins on Monday, 21 June 2021 at 12 noon
  • birth year 1998: booking begins on Tuesday, 22 June 2021 at 12 noon
  • birth year 1999: booking begins on Wednesday, 23 June 2021 at 12 noon

Make your appointment online at www.tampere.fi/covid19vaccinations . If you cannot use the online booking system, please call 03 5657 0023 (daily from 7.00 am to 10.00 pm).

Vaccinations are given only by appointment. Vaccination appointments are available at the vaccination unit of Ratina (Ratinan rantatie 1) or at the vaccination unit of Messukeskus (the Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre, Ilmailunkatu 20) or at the health centres. COVID 19 vaccinations are free of charge.

It is still also possible to make an appointment for anyone who are older than these age groups or as well as for those who are over 16 years old and belong to External linkrisk group 1 or 2 .

Vaccination of 12-15 year olds from risk groups can start

THL recommends that municipalities start vaccinating 12–15-years-olds who have a medical condition that significantly increases their risk of severe coronavirus disease. In Tampere we start vaccinations of 12–15 years old citizens, who belong to the risk group 1 or 2. They can book appointment on Tuesday, 22 June 2021 at 12 noon by calling 03 5657 0023.

People who belong to a risk group 1 due to an illness or disease condition that is highly predisposing to severe coronavirus disease include:

  • those who have had an organ transplant, have had a stem cell transplant within the past six months, are using immunosuppressive agents as a result of a cell transplant,
  • are being actively treated for cancer (excluding basal cell carcinoma),
  • are suffering from a severe disturbance of the body's immune system (such as anyone who has undergone a splenectomy),
  • have a serious chronic renal disease (dialysis patients can also be vaccinated in connection to their treatment),
  • have a serious chronic pulmonic disease
  • have type 2 diabetes involving drug therapy and
  • those with Down syndrome
The list of risk groups may change as national guidelines change. See information related to risk groups on the website of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (group 1):

People who belong to a risk group 2 due to an illness or condition that is predisposing to severe coronavirus disease include:

  • Asthma requiring continuous medication
  • Severe heart disease
  • Neurological illness or condition that affects breathing
  • Immunosuppressive drug therapy for autoimmune disease
  • Severe chronic liver disease
  • Type 1 diabetes or adrenal insufficiency
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Psychosis
  • Morbid obesity (body mass index more than 40)
The list of risk groups may change as national guidelines change. See information related to risk groups on the website of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (group 2):

The booster vaccination

Please keep in mind that you need two vaccinations to be protected. The second vaccine (booster) will be given 12 weeks after the first one.

  • If you received your first vaccine at the health centre, you will also be receiving your booster vaccination at the health centre.
  • If you received your first vaccine at the Ratina vaccination unit, you will also be receiving your booster vaccination at Ratina. Exception: if you have an appointment for a booster vaccination during the time period 9. - 29.8.2021, you will be getting your booster vaccination at the vaccination unit of Messukeskus (Ilmailunkatu 20). The place for booster vaccinations will be changed from Ratina to Messukeskus, because the Ratina vaccination unit will be closed in August.
  • If you have received your first vaccine at the vaccination unit of Messukeskus, you will be getting the booster vaccination at the Ratina vaccination unit.

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 or identity 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.
  • The second dose will be administered 12 weeks after the first. An appointment for the second vaccination will be made for you when you receive your first dose.