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Vaccinations and infectious diseases

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Basic vaccinations

The children and young people are vaccinated at the child welfare clinics or by the school nurse .

Basic vaccinations and their boosters against tetanus, diphtheria and polio are given at the local health centres , by occupational health services, student health care services and Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS). The basic vaccinations are free of charge.

Influenza vaccinations

The influenza vaccination (flu shots) should be taken in October-December. Influenza vaccinations are offered free of charge to people whose health would be in serious jeopardy by the influenza or who receive substantial health benefits from being vaccinated. The vaccination is offered to

  • pregnant women
  • all children aged 6 months - 6 years
  • all aged 65 or above
  • people who are at risk because of their illness or care
  • family of persons susceptible to serious influenza
  • men starting their military service and women starting their voluntary military service
  • social and health care staff and people working in the provision of medicines.

Vaccinations at the health centres

Influenza vaccinations for adults are given at the health centres.

Vaccination appointments at the city’s health centres can be reserved from the City of Tampere website at (only in Finnish) or the health services counselling number 03 10023 daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Appointments at Mehiläinen Oma Lääkärisi Hervanta, city centre and Tesoma health centres are reserved by contacting the health centre directly.

If you are part of the freedom of choice pilot in social and health services and have chosen a private service provider (Medisport, Mehiläinen Oma Lääkärisi Tampere, Pihlajalinna Koskiklinikka and Kangasala, or Johanneksen Klinikka) instead of a city health centre, please contact your own service provider to get the influenza vaccination.

If you have reserved an appointment at the health centre for some other reason, you can get the vaccination at the same time. Those in risk groups can get the vaccination during a regular check-up at the diabetes outpatient clinic and with the adult health care nurse.

Persons coming to get a seasonal influenza vaccination should have their Kela card with them. In order to make your vaccination easier, you should wear a garment with sleeves that can be easily rolled up. After the vaccination, be prepared to stay at the premises and rest for approximately 15 minutes. If you experience any problems after the vaccination, we recommend that you call the health services information and advice line on 03 10023, open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Vaccinations at maternity and child welfare clinics and school health care

Free influenza vaccination is now for everyone under the age of 7.

Pregnant women and children under school age will be vaccinated at their own maternity and child welfare clinics in connection with a normal visit or at a separately agreed time or during campaign days in larger health clinics.

Schoolchildren and students who are entitled to a free vaccination will primarily be vaccinated by the school or student health services.

The vaccination can be administered as a nasal spray to children aged 24 months - 6 years. A second dose is not needed after the nasal spray.

Special vaccinations for those travelling abroad

Vaccinations and control of infectious diseases
opening hours Monday to Thursday 8.30 - 15.30, Friday 9 - 13

Booking an appointment is necessary. You can arrange an appointment either by calling during the specified calling times or by visiting the office during the opening hours.

Booking an appointment and inquiries:
Tel. 03 5657 0150, Monday to Wednesday 8.15 - 10 and 13 - 14.30, Thursday to Friday 12.30 - 14

Please get in touch with the clinic at least two months prior to travelling abroad.


  • Planning of a personal vaccination schedule
  • Yellow fever vaccination certificate (14,50 euros)
  • Prescriptions for other vaccinations and malaria profylaxis
    - Prescriptions for vaccinations for hepatitis A and B are also given at the local health centres
  • Boosters for basic vaccinations

Infectious diseases:

  • Prevention and control of salmonella, shigella and other diarrhoea diseases
  • Advice in cases of suspected food poisoning
  • Prevention and control of tuberculosis