The vaccine is injected into the arm.

Influenza vaccinations

Influenza vaccinations are given by appointment at the Hatanpää vaccination unit and at the health centres. People at risk can get vaccinated at the Hatanpää vaccination unit without an appointment. Hatanpää vaccination unit is closed on 22.12.2022, after that vaccinations are given at health centres.
Influenza vaccinations are given also in child health clinics, school health care, student health care, home care and housing services.

Vaccination is the best way to protect against influenza and its after-effects. Protection from the vaccine takes about two weeks. The vaccine is free of charge for those at risk. People over the age of 65 should not rush to get vaccinated in October to ensure that the vaccine provides protection for as long as possible.

If you are not at risk, you can get the vaccine yourself and then come in for the vaccination. The vaccination is free of charge for everyone.

Vaccinations at the vaccination unit and health centres

Influenza vaccinations for adults are given by appointment at the vaccination unit in the C building of Hatanpää Hospital (Hatanpäänkatu 24 C) and at the health centres in Tampere and Orivesi. You can book an appointment at any health centre. Hatanpää vaccination unit is closed on 22.12.2022.

People at risk can get vaccinated at the Hatanpää vaccination unit without an appointment

  • Mon 8–14.30
  • Tue 11–18
  • Wed 11–18
  • Thur 8–14.30
  • Fri 8–14.30

The appointment can be reserved

  • by calling your health centre or the health care counselling service on 03 5657 0023 (choose line 2), open daily 7–22.
  • Orivesi residents can also call the health centre’s appointment number 03 5657 5777 (Mon–Fri 12–13).
  • or online:

In Finnish, identification is required. Select “rokotusaika” (vaccination appointment) when you want to book an appointment for influenza or/and COVID-19 vaccination.

Note! People over the age of 65 and those at risk of coronavirus can receive the coronavirus booster shot at the same visit as the flu vaccine. All you need to do is book one vaccination appointment.

Vaccinations at health clinics, school and student health care

Pregnant women and children under school age are vaccinated at their own maternity and child welfare clinics during a normal visit. More information about vaccinations is available from your own clinic.

Maternity and child health clinics

Schoolchildren and students who are entitled to a free vaccination are primarily vaccinated by the school or student health services. In schools and educational institutions, the public health nurse communicates influenza vaccination dates via Wilma, as well as when appointments can be booked online. Further information about the vaccinations is available from your school and student health nurse.

School health care

Student health care

In connection with the coronavirus vaccinations of children aged 5–11 years (in the vaccination unit in Hatanpää), children belonging to a risk group will have the opportunity to receive an influenza vaccination at the same time.

More information on influenza vaccinations

Finnish institute for health and welfare: Influenza vaccine

Vaccinations for adults: Maria Riski
040 615 9844
Vaccinations for children and young people: Anneli Leponen

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Updated 29.11.2022