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Influenza vaccinations to start in stages in Tampere and Orivesi

Published 8.10.2021 16.16

Influenza vaccinations for people susceptible to serious influenza and for the personnel of health and social care will start in stages in Tampere and Orivesi. Vaccinations of the families of persons susceptible to serious influenza will start only after the regulations amended by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health have entered into force.

During the coming weekend, 9–10 October 2021 at 8 a.m.–2 p.m., influenza vaccinations will be administered at the Ratina Vaccination Unit (at the address Ratinan Rantatie 1) to persons over 65 years of age and those belonging to risk groups. Only injectable vaccines will be administered at Ratina. You might need to queue.

 Injecting influenza vaccination in the upper arm.

Vaccinations at health centres to start on 14 October 2021

Vaccinations will start at health centres on 14 October 2021. To receive a vaccination at a health centre, the residents of Tampere and Orivesi can book an appointment online or by calling your health centre or the health care counselling service on 03 5657 0023 (open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Choose line 2, where both corona and influenza vaccination appointments appointments are booked.).

Influenza vaccinations will be given without an appointment at the health centres of Hatanpää, Hervanta, Linnainmaa, Tammelakeskus and Tipotie on Thursday 14 October and Friday 15 October 2021 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The vaccination may also be given during other visits to the health centre or the diabetes outpatient clinic, for example.

Vaccinations at maternity and child welfare clinics and in school and student health services to start in November

Pregnant women and children under school age will be vaccinated at the maternity and child welfare clinics during a normal visit. Schoolchildren and students who are entitled to a free vaccination will primarily be vaccinated by the school or student health services.

Vaccinations at maternity and child welfare clinics and in school and student health services will mainly start in November. Vaccinations will be given by appointment and at pop-up events, which will be announced later. Vaccinations can be given earlier during normal visits as the vaccines become available.

Who gets the vaccine first?

Influenza vaccines arrive in batches, which is why the first recipients of free vaccines are people susceptible to serious influenza and the personnel of health and social care.

People susceptible to serious influenza include

  • persons aged 65 and older,
  • persons belonging to risk groups due to an illness or treatment,
  • pregnant women
  • children under the age of 7.

The vaccinations of social and health care professionals start with those who meet and treat people with influenza or who are constantly caring for people especially susceptible to serious influenza.

It is not yet possible to start the vaccinations of the families of persons susceptible to serious influenza, as the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health is currently preparing an amendment to the relevant regulations.

Remember your Kela card or the child welfare clinic card

Please take your Kela card or child welfare clinic card with you when you get the influenza vaccination. To make your vaccination easier, please wear a garment with sleeves that can be easily rolled up. After the vaccination, be prepared to stay on the premises and wait for approximately 15 minutes. Please remember to take care of good hand hygiene and keep a safe distance also in the waiting room.

If you experience any problems after the vaccination, we recommend that you call the health care counselling service on 03 5657 0023. Open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. On weekdays, you can also contact your own health clinic or school and student health services.


Photos Nea Eurén