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COVID-19 vaccinations

How do I get the vaccination?

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When should I apply for a COVID-19 test?

Symptoms of a corona infection can include e.g. a cough, sore throat, runny nose, fatigue, shortness of breath, muscle pain, fever, a change in sense of smell, or a headache.

If you have mild symptoms, stay at home and avoid contact with other people, until your symptoms improve. Take a look here when you must go for a COVID-19 test:

Persons over 12 years of age: You do not need to go for a COVID-19 test, if your symptoms are mild and

  • you have received two doses of vaccine and more than a week has passed since the vaccination or
  • you have been ill with coronavirus infection within the last six months or
  • you have been ill with the infection more than six months ago but have obtained at least one vaccination more than a week before the symptoms began.

Go for a test, even if your symptoms are mild, if

  • you have not received a vaccination or
  • if you work with clients in the social and health care sector or
  • if you know that you have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus within the previous two weeks or
  • if you have only obtained one vaccine and have not been ill with the coronavirus infection.

A child under 12 years of age needs to go for a COVID-19 test only if he/she has been exposed to the coronavirus or if there are persons over 16 years of age in the family circle who do not have the full vaccination protection or if the child is going to hospital to be examined or for a period of treatment within 10 days from when the symptoms first appeared.
If the parents so wish, testing can be performed, even if these criteria are not met.

When you need to go for a test, call health services

On the phone you will be provided with instructions for seeking treatment.

  • Call occupational health care, the health care counselling service on 03 5657 0023 (every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.), your own health centre or student health care
  • Outside health services’ regular opening hours, please call the corona counselling service phone at Tampere University Hospital: 03 3116 5333, every day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • The hearing and visually impaired may send a text message to the number 040 639 7700 (daily between 7am and 10pm).

COVID-19 tests and test results

Once you have received an appointment by phone, you can take the coronavirus test. When you go to the test, wear a face mask. Do not meet other persons before having obtained the test result.

Instructions for arriving at the COVID-19 testing point:

After one or two days you will obtain a text message informing you of your test result. You can also see it on the web service. Stay at home until then. Do not meet with other people.

  • If the result of your coronavirus test is negative (CV19NhO NEG), you have not been detected with a coronavirus infection in the test. At the end of the illness you may return to normal everyday life, once you have stayed at home for one day without symptoms.
  • If the result of your coronavirus test is positive (CV19NhO POS), you have a coronavirus infection. Stay at home, in order not to infect others. Wait until you are called and given detailed instructions.

For general information on the coronavirus, please contact the national telephone advice line: 0295 535 535, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Good to know

The city of Tampere serves normally for instance the libraries, museums, cultural services and swimming pools are open. Training and contact sports are allowed both outdoors and indoors. The number of participants in public events is not limited any more.

Do not come to scheduled appointments if you have symptoms of a respiratory infection or have been assigned to isolation or quarantine, or are in voluntary quarantine due to a trip abroad. If necessary, cancel the appointment. Take care of good hygiene: wash your hands when entering and leaving the service points, use face mask and keep a physical distance from other people, even in waiting areas.

The staff of the City of Tampere wear face masks in all their workplaces in the city. Instead of face masks, the employees of day care centres and schools can use face shields.

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