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Vaccinate yourself against influenza

Updated on the 23rd of November 2020

Due to the exceptionally high demand for influenza vaccines there are nationwide problems concerning the availability of the vaccine, which are also affecting the FSHS. In other words, the supply of the vaccine is smaller than the demand. The FSHS is following the instructions made by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (only available in Finnish) in prioritizing the vaccine first for those who need it the most. Please note, that local differences might exist and if the FSHS cannot provide you a vaccine then you can contact your local health center to inquire about the possibility to receive it from there. You can find the contact details for your health center from your own service units’ website.

Those students who belong to one or several risk groups as defined by THL (the National Institute for Health and Welfare) and those who study medicine can receive the vaccination free of charge in case the vaccine is available. Depending on where you are studying you can get the vaccination either through the FSHS or the municipal health center. Local praxis on how the vaccine is provided varies. Therefore, read the more exact local instructions below.

Moreover, those students who do not belong to a risk group can call the FSHS in order to request a vaccine prescription which can be brought on personal expense from a pharmacy. Thereafter, the FSHS will conduct the vaccination itself. While in some cities this will be conducted by the municipal health centers.

Read the instructions on how to take care of your business at the FSHS during the coronavirus epidemic before coming to a FSHS service unit.

More information about vaccinations:

NOTE! We cannot for now give new appointment booking permissions to influenza vaccines due to availability issues.

Vaccination schedule for students who belong a risk group, without appointment:

  • Fri 4 Dec 12pm-2pm
  • Fri 11 Dec 12pm-2pm
  • Mon 14 Dec 12pm-2pm

No check-in required. The vaccination occurs at the FSHS Espoo service unit. Prepare yourself for the possible necessity to line outdoors. You must use a facial mask and remember to keep the safety distance as well as a proper hand hygiene. Further information can be found at the service unit’s door.

NOTE! We cannot for now give new appointment booking permissions to influenza vaccines due to availability issues.

Vaccination schedule for students who belong a risk group, without appointment:

  • Tue 24 Nov 8am-2pm
  • Thu 3 Dec 10am-12pm
  • Thu 10 Dec 1am-12pm

No check-in required. The vaccination occurs at the FSHS Helsinki service unit. Prepare yourself for the possible necessity to line outdoors. You must use a facial mask and remember to keep the safety distance as well as a proper hand hygiene. Further information can be found at the service unit’s door.

NOTE! We cannot for now give new appointment booking permissions to influenza vaccines due to availability issues.

Starting from the 16th of October 2020, only with an appointment.

NOTE! From week 49 we give new appointment booking permissions to influenza vaccines due to availability issues.

Starting from 19th of October 2020, only with an appointment

NOTE! We cannot for now give new appointment booking permissions to influenza vaccines due to availability issues. The existing vaccinations are in the first-hand given to medical and dental science students (except first- and second-year students). Medical students can call the number 046 876 9205 during weekday’s between 10am and 11 am.

Vaccination for students who belong to a risk-group only with an appointment which has been done by calling the phone number 046 876 9205 during weekdays between 10 am and 11 am. The vaccines are given at the FSHS Kuopio service unit according to the following schedule:

  • Wed 11 Nov 9am-11am
  • Thu 19 Nov 9am-11am
  • Thu 26 Nov 9am-11am
  • Wed 2 Dec 9am-11am
  • Wed 9 Dec 9am-11am

Appointments for those who study medicine are made via the course host. Vaccines are given at the FSHS Kuopio service units according to the following schedule:

  • Thu 12 Nov 9am-11am
  • Tue 17 Nov 9am-11am
  • Wed 25 Nov 9am-11am
  • Thu 3 Dec 9am-11am
  • Thu 10 Dec 9am-11am

Starting from 12th of October until 18th of December 2020, only with an appointment.

Starting from 2nd of November 2020, only with an appointment

It is also possible to receive the vaccine through the City of Oulu by following their instructions.

Vaccinations from the 2nd of November 2020, only with an appointment

It is also possible to receive the vaccine through vaccination sessions organized by the municipality and through the municipal health center.

Starting from the 12th of October 2020, only with an appointment.

NOTE! We cannot for now give new appointment booking permissions to influenza vaccines due to availability issues.

Those students who belong to a risk group can make an appointment from the 1st of October 2020 from the City of Tampere’s health stations.

Students in medicine receive their influenza vaccination from FSHS Kalevatie service unit (only with an appointment) according to the following schedule:

  • Mon 2nd of November 2020
  • Thu 5th of November 2020
  • Mon 30th of November 2020
  • Thu 3rd of December 2020

NOTE! We cannot for now give new appointment booking permissions to influenza vaccines due to availability issues.

Starting from the 16th of October 2020, only with an appointment.

It is also possible to receive the vaccine through the City of Turku by following their instructions (only available in Finnish).

NOTE! We cannot for now give new appointment booking permissions to influenza vaccines due to availability issues.

Students belonging to a risk-group can receive the vaccine through the municipal health center.