COVID-19 vaccinations for 12–15-year-olds in Tampere to be organised mainly in schools
In Tampere, 12–15-year-old pupils in basic education will mainly receive their COVID-19 vaccinations in school. Vaccinations will begin in the week beginning 16 August 2021. More precise information on vaccination times and places will be provided in Wilma on a school-by-school basis. Details about carrying out vaccinations in Orivesi will be given no later than the week beginning 16 August 2021.
Any child aged 12–15 who lives outside Tampere but attends comprehensive school there can also get vaccinated through their school.
To administer vaccines in schools, school health care will be assisted by staff from reception centres.
In Tampere, about 6,000 12–15-year-olds are unvaccinated. Some of this age group have already been vaccinated as they belong to a risk group, and they will receive their booster shot according to the plan previously drawn up.
If you are unable to get vaccinated on the day of the vaccination at your school or if your guardian wishes to accompany you, it will be available from 16 August 2021 at the Ratina vaccination unit, either by appointment or without an appointment at the walk-in clinic on Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. or by appointment at your health centre. From 16 August 2021, 15-year-olds in Tampere who, for example, have finished comprehensive school and are now attending another educational institution can also get vaccinated at Ratina or at their health centre. Further information about booking an appointment and about Ratina’s opening hours: .
Coronavirus vaccination consists of two doses. The second dose is administered 8–12 weeks after the first.
The vaccination is free of charge and voluntary.
The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) recommends COVID-19 vaccination for all young people aged 12 and over, as vaccination can protect them and also those close to them, particularly against a severe case of coronavirus. As vaccinations prevent most infections, they also reduce the need for restrictive measures targeted at children and young people. Further information about coronavirus vaccinations for children and young people can be found on the THL website: External link