The City of Tampere informs citizens about the practical arrangements for vaccinations in stages, as soon as vaccine batch deliveries and vaccination schedules become more precise.
The COVID-19 vaccine will be offered to all people over 16 years of age. Taking the vaccine is free of charge and voluntary.
As a limited number of vaccines is available at first, the vaccinations are given on medical grounds to different population groups in the following order:
- The personnel of social and health services that examine, provide care for or otherwise provide urgent assistance to persons that have contracted or have been suspected of having contracted the coronavirus by being in immediate contact with the patients and the personnel and customers of housing services and institutional care units intended for the elderly customers of social services
- Persons over 70 years of age
- Persons with diseases that expose them to a serious COVID-19 infection
- Other persons
The vaccination order is based on national policies. Further
All citizens of Tampere belonging to the group 1 have received at least the first vaccination.
The vaccinations for persons belonging to group 2 have begun. In this group, the first persons to receive the vaccination are persons over 70 years of age and older. Family carers living in the same household will be vaccinated at the same time with the family member they assist.
The first vaccinations of persons belonging to risk groups have begun: the vaccinations are given at the moment for people who are 16 years old or over with an illness or condition that is highly predisposing to severe coronavirus disease (riskgroup 1) or with an illness or condition that is predisposing to severe coronavirus disease (riskgroup 2).
The vaccinations for people who are 45 years old or over have begun.
In 24-hour care service facilities such as retirement homes and
housing units, the vaccinations are carried out in the premises.
The vaccinations of the rest of the citizens of
Tampere are organised at health centres and in a mass vaccination unit in the gyms
at Tampere Stadium in Ratina. As well as receiving the vaccine, customers will also be
given an appointment for the booster shot.
Information about covid19-vaccinations on the webpage of The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL):
The short address for this page are: www.tampere.fi/covid19vaccinations and www.tampere.fi/covid19