Corona vaccinations are given to people over 16 years of age and in addition to those who are over 12 years old and belong to risk groups. Appointments are recommended in the first place, but the first coronavirus vaccine can also be obtained without an appointment at the vaccination unit at the Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre (a so called walk-in vaccination line) and, from Monday 19 July onwards, also at the vaccination unit in Ratina. There are plenty of vaccination appointments available especially at the Exhibition and Sports Centre (Messukeskus).
Vaccination coverage requires two doses of the vaccine. The second dose will be administered 12 weeks after the first. An appointment for the second vaccination will be made for you when you receive your first dose. Tampere residents can now change their COVID-19 vaccination interval from the previous interval of 12 weeks to a shorter interval of 8 weeks if necessary. People who wish to take the booster shot earlier can only do it without an advance reservation at the walk-in vaccination service at the Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre starting from 23 July.
- Without an appointment from Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. (until 30 July)
- By appointment until 6 August from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Ratina closed 9–29 August 2021
- Ratina will reopen on 30 August 2021
Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre (Messukeskus) (Ilmailunkatu 20)
- Without an appointment from Monday to Friday between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
- By appointment from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Longer opening hours 9–26 August 2021 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The COVID-19 vaccine will be offered to all people over 16 years of age. The vaccination order is based on national policies.
Taking the vaccine is free of charge and voluntary.
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.
The first vaccinations of persons belonging to risk groups have begun: the vaccinations are given at the moment for people who are 12 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 16 years old or over have begun.
Information about covid19-vaccinations on the webpage of The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL):
Why am I taking the COVID-19 vaccination? Multilingual video in Finnish, English, Swedish, Russian, Chinese, Thai, Somali, Arabic and Dari:
The short address for this page are: www.tampere.fi/covid19vaccinations and www.tampere.fi/covid19