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Influenza vaccinations for health and welfare students from the FSHS in late autumn

Under the national vaccination programme, medical students and health and welfare students in higher education, as well as students belonging to a risk group (such as pregnant women and those with diabetes or chronic cardiac or pulmonary disease) can receive their influenza vaccinations from the FSHS. The vaccine is free of charge.  

FSHS’s assignment is to firstly to take care of influenza vaccinations of social- and health care students. People who belong to risk groups will be vaccinated thereafter. A person who belongs to a risk group can get vaccinated through the public sector as well.

This autumn, the FSHS will offer the influenza vaccine to a total of 50,000 students in higher education. Students can receive their vaccination in their place of study – either at an FSHS service unit or a partner service unit. Students can visit any FSHS service unit for their vaccination, but partner units will only vaccinate their own customers.

The influenza vaccinations at the FSHS are expected to be given in November and December 2021. The vaccination schedules will vary in different towns depending on the date of availability of the vaccines. The vaccinations will be carried out both as mass vaccinations and during appointments, depending on the available premises and any relevant coronavirus restrictions. More information about the vaccination schedule and practical arrangements will be published at the end of October. It is not possible to book appointments for influenza vaccinations through the phone number or SelfChat.

If you’re not a health and welfare student or don’t belong to a risk group but would like to receive the influenza vaccine, the FSHS can provide you with a vaccine prescription. You can then purchase the vaccine at a pharmacy at your own expense. If you’d like to get the prescription, contact the assessment of the need for treatment team (general health) by phone or via SelfChat. At the same time, you can book a vaccination appointment at your own service unit or get the instructions for booking one at a partner unit.

The influenza season is approaching. Stay tuned, as more information about influenza vaccinations at the FSHS will be available at the end of October.