Skip to main content

Messukeskus vaccination unit to be closed on 13 August – vaccinations continued in Ratina

Published 11.8.2021 16.11

The Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre (Messukeskus) vaccination unit, which was opened for the summer, will soon close. The unit’s final day of operation is 13 August 2021. Coronavirus vaccinations will continue at Ratina’s vaccination unit and health centres.

You can still get vaccinated at the Messukeskus vaccination unit (Ilmarinkatu 20) this week, 11–13 August 2021. Those with appointments can get their vaccine from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you do not have an appointment, you can visit the vaccination unit from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (1st and 2nd shot).

Covid-19 vaccinations.

For those who got their first dose at Messukeskus, they can receive their booster shot at Ratina.

Once the vaccination unit at Messukeskus is closed, you can get an early booster shot at Ratina. Starting on Monday, 16 August 2021, Ratina’s walk-in line will offer early booster shots from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The walk-in line does not require an appointment, and no appointments can be made to get the booster shot early. The shortest waiting period between the first shot and the booster shot is eight weeks.

You can book an appointment for your first shot online: or by calling the health care counselling service on 03 5657 0023 (daily from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm). However, vaccinations will also be available without an appointment.

The coronaravirus vaccine is available to all Tampere residents over the age of 16 and members of risk groups over the age of 12. Vaccinations for those aged 12–15 and not belonging to any risk groups will mainly be organised at schools (basic education) from 16 August 2021. More information on vaccination times and places will be provided in Wilma on a school-by-school basis. Read more: COVID-19 vaccinations for 12–15-year-olds in Tampere to be organised mainly in schools (Current issue 12.8.2021).

Vaccination unit opening hours:

Ratina (Ratinan rantatie 1):
– By appointment Mon–Fri, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
– Without an appointment (1st shot only) Mon–Fri, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Also offering 2nd dose starting on 16 August.
– Closed 26–27 August

Messukeskus (Ilmailunkatu 20) until 13 August 2021:
– By appointment Wed, Thu and Fri, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
– Without an appointment Wed, Thu and Fri, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (1st and 2nd shot).
– Messukeskus vaccination unit closed from 6 p.m. on 13 August 2021.

Before getting your shot, check the up-to-date information on vaccination unit opening hours on