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Coronavirus vaccinations for 5–11-year-old children belonging to risk groups to begin in Tampere and Orivesi

Published 20.12.2021 17.09

Coronavirus vaccinations for 5–11-year-old children belonging to risk groups will begin at the Hatanpää vaccination unit on 21 December 2021.

Koronarokoteampulli ja rokotusneula.

The coronavirus vaccinations of all 5–11-year-old children in Tampere and Orivesi belonging to risk groups will be centralised in the vaccination unit in Hatanpää . A separate section for the vaccination of children has been established at the vaccination unit. The vaccination unit is located in the C building next to the Hatanpää health centre (at the address Hatanpäänkatu 24).

The vaccinations will be carried out by appointment. The parent/guardian can book an appointment for their child online or over the phone.

You can book an appointment by calling the health care counselling service on 03 5657 0023 (daily from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm).

You can also book an appointment online on External linkthe website of electronic health services (Sähköiset terveyspalvelut) by using your identifiers.

Instructions for using the online service can be found on External linkthe website of school health care (available in Finnish only). The instructions also apply to children under school age. After logging in to the electronic service, select "Coronavirus vaccinations for children aged 5–11/Tampere" or "Coronavirus vaccinations for children aged 5–11/Orivesi", depending on your municipality of residence.

The most frequent causes for belonging to a risk group are asthma, diabetes and severe obesity requiring regular medication (children’s body mass index ISO-BMI over 30). Belonging to a risk group is verified during the vaccination appointment. A list of risk groups of 5–11-year-old children and additional information about the vaccinations can be found on the website of THL:

Children must arrive for the vaccination appointment with their parent/guardian. The child’s parents/guardians must make the decision to vaccinate their child together, and both must consent to the vaccination. The parent/guardian accompanying their child to the appointment must ensure that the other potential parent/guardian has also consented to the child’s vaccination. No written consent is required at the appointment.

The vaccination given to 5–11-year-old children is Comirnaty of BioNTech-Pfizer, of which a version containing a smaller dose and specifically intended for this age group will be given to the children.

Things to remember when arriving to be vaccinated:

– Only arrive for vaccination if you are healthy
– Arrive at the vaccination unit, at most, 15 minutes before your appointment
– Wear a face mask (people over the age of 12) 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 child’s Kela card or identification card to the appointment
– Make sure your child wears clothing with sleeves that are easy to roll up
–You must stay on the premises for 15 minutes after receiving the vaccination

Photos Laura Happo