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Information about influenza vaccinations at the FSHS

Influenza vaccinations (2023–2024) will start at FSHS in November. Health and welfare students in higher education, as well as students belonging to a risk group can receive their influenza vaccinations from the FSHS free of charge.

Students on campus, FSHS logo, a vaccine syringe as a drawing and the texts "Influenza vaccinations 2023, Check the instructions of your own servide unit at fshs.fi."

You belong to a risk group if influenza poses a significant health risk to you or if you’re repeatedly in close contact with people at risk of serious influenza. Students belonging to a risk group include for instance pregnant women and students with diabetes or chronic cardiac or pulmonary disease.

When and where to receive the vaccination

If you belong to any of the above groups, you can receive the influenza vaccination in your place of study or work placement – 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 students in higher education studying in these towns.

Vaccination arrangements vary between towns. At some service units students need to book an individual vaccination appointment, whereas in some towns there’ll be mass vaccinations without an appointment.

FSHS own service units

  • Health and welfare students: Check first if vaccination days are organized in your town without an appointment. If you’re studying in a town where you need an appointment to receive the influenza vaccination at your service unit, book it primarily in the Self online service by yourself. You will receive a booking permission in the online service Self during week 43.
  • Students in higher education belonging to a risk group: Check first if vaccination days are organized in your town without an appointment. If you’re studying in a town where you need an appointment to receive the influenza vaccination, contact us primarily by completing the appropriate form in the Self online service. You will find the form in Self during week 43. If you wish, you can also receive the vaccine through the public healthcare service.

Health and welfare students in higher education

Book a vaccination appointment with the service unit in Töölö with a booking permission in the Self online service. You will receive the booking permission
during week 43. Vaccinations by appointment will take place 21, 22, 27 and 29 November 2023.
Address: FSHS Töölö/Helsinki, Töölönkatu 37 A, 1. floor
When you arrive for vaccination: When you come, you will be asked to fill out a preliminary information form and give it to the public health nurse.

Students belonging to a risk group

Vaccinations for students belonging to a risk group will take place without an appointment at the service unit in Espoo on 15 November 2023 8 to 11 am and 29 November 2023 12 to 3 pm. If these times are not appropriate, please complete the appropriate form in the Self online service to be able to book an appointment with the service unit in Espoo. You will find the form in Self during week 43.
Address: FSHS Espoo, Otakaari 12, Espoo.
When you arrive for vaccination: When you come, you will be asked to fill out a preliminary information form and give it to the public health nurse.

Important to remember
Health and welfare students

Book a vaccination appointment with the service unit in Töölö with a booking permission in the Self online service. You will receive the booking permission
during week 43. Vaccinations by appointment will take place 21, 22, 27 and 29 November 2023.
Address: FSHS Töölö/Helsinki, Töölönkatu 37 A, 1. floor
When you arrive for vaccination: When you come, you will be asked to fill out a preliminary information form and give it to the public health nurse.

Students in higher education belonging to a risk group

Vaccinations for students belonging to a risk group will take place without an appointment at the service unit in Malmi on 13 November 2023 12 to 3 pm and 27 November 2023 12 to 3 pm. These vaccination days are intended primarily for students of the University of Helsinki’s Viikki and Kumpula campuses. If these times are not appropriate, please complete the appropriate form in the Self online service to be able to book an appointment with the service unit in Malmi. You will find the form in Self during week 43.
Address: FSHS Malmi, Malmin kauppatie 8 B, Helsinki, 1. floor
When you arrive for vaccination: Please register for the vaccination when you arrive at the service unit.

Important to remember
Health and welfare students

Book a vaccination appointment with the service unit in Töölö with a booking permission in the Self online service. You will receive the booking permission
during week 43. Vaccinations by appointment will take place 21, 22, 27 and 29 November 2023.
Address: FSHS Töölö/Helsinki, Töölönkatu 37 A, 1. floor
When you arrive for vaccination: When you come, you will be asked to fill out a preliminary information form and give it to the public health nurse.

Students belonging to a risk group

Vaccinations for students belonging to a risk group will take place without an appointment at the service unit in Töölö on 15 November 2023 and 17 November 2023, 8 to 11.15 am and 11.45 am to 2 pm on both days. If these times are not appropriate, please complete the appropriate form in the Self online service to be able to book an appointment with the service unit in Töölö. You will find the form in Self during week 43.
Address: FSHS Töölö/Helsinki, Töölönkatu 37 A, 1. floor
When you arrive for vaccination: When you come, you will be asked to fill out a preliminary information form and give it to the public health nurse.

Important to remember
Health and welfare students

Book a vaccination appointment with the service unit in Hämeenlinna with a booking permission in the Self online service. You will receive the booking permission during week 43. Vaccination appointments are mainly available from November to February.
Address: FSHS Hämeenlinna, Koulukatu 25
When you arrive for vaccinationTake a seat in the lobby and wait until your name is called. 

Students belonging to a risk group

Complete the appropriate form in the Self online service to be able to book an appointment with the service unit in Hämeenlinna. You will find the form in Self during week 43. Vaccination appointments are mainly available from November to February.
Address: FSHS Hämeenlinna, Koulukatu 25
When you arrive for vaccinationTake a seat in the lobby and wait until your name is called. 

Important to remember
Health and welfare students

Book a vaccination appointment with the service unit in Joensuu with a booking permission in the Self online service. You will receive the booking permission
during week 43. Vaccination appointments are mainly available from November to January.
Address: FSHS Joensuu, Yliopistokatu 2, rooms of public health nurses.

Students belonging to a risk group

Vaccinations for students belonging to a risk group will take place without an appointment at the service unit in Joensuu on 15 November 2023 1 to 3 pm and 30 November 2023 9 to 11 am.
Address: FSHS Joensuu, Yliopistokatu 2

Important to remember
Health and welfare students

Book a vaccination appointment with the service unit in Jyväskylä with a booking permission in the Self online service. You will receive the booking permission
during week 43. Vaccination appointments are mainly available between weeks 47/2023–4/2024.
Address: FSHS Jyväskylä, Puistokatu 4, 2. and 3. floor.

Students belonging to a risk group

Complete the appropriate form in the Self online service to be able to book an appointment with the service unit in Jyväskylä. You will find the form in Self during week 43. Vaccination appointments are mainly available between weeks 47/2023–4/2024.
Address: FSHS Jyväskylä, Puistokatu 4, 2. and 3. floor.

Important to remember
Vaccinations on campus without an appointment

Vaccinations for health and welfare students and students belonging to a risk group will take place without an appointment at the Kajaani University of Applied Sciences on 21 November 2023 10 am to 2 pm and 28 November 2023 11 am to 3 pm.
Address: Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK), Ketunpolku 1, 87100 Kajaani, rooms TA20L168 and LeikSali.
When you arrive for vaccination: When you come, you will be asked to fill out a preliminary information form and give it to the public health nurse.

Vaccinations by appointment at the service unit

Health and welfare students: If these times are not appropriate, please book a vaccination appointment with the service unit in Kajaani with a booking permission in the Self online service. You will receive the booking permission during week 43.
Students belonging to a risk group: If these times are not appropriate, please complete the appropriate form in the Self online service to be able to book an appointment with the service unit in Kajaani. You will find the form in Self during week 43.
Address: FSHS Kajaani, Kirkkokatu 15
When you arrive for vaccination: When you come, you will be asked to fill out a preliminary information form and give it to the public health nurse.

Important to remember
Health and welfare students

Book a vaccination appointment with the service unit in Kemi-Tornio with a booking permission in the Self online service. You will receive the booking permission during week 43.
Address: FSHS Kemi–Tornio, Tietokatu 2, Kemi (PAASI-building, door 6, 2. floor)

Students belonging to a risk group

Complete the appropriate form in the Self online service to be able to book an appointment with the service unit in Kemi–Tornio. You will find the form in Self during week 43.
Address: FSHS Kemi–Tornio, Tietokatu 2, Kemi (PAASI-building, door 6, 2. floor)

Important to remember
Health and welfare students

Book a vaccination appointment with the service unit in Kokkola with a booking permission in the Self online service. You will receive the booking permission during week 43.
Address: Kokkola, Talonpojankatu 2 B

Students belonging to a risk group

Complete the appropriate form in the Self online service to be able to book an appointment with the service unit in Kokkola. You will find the form in Self during week 43.
Address: Kokkola, Talonpojankatu 2 B

Important to remember

General and mental health services will be taken care of in Kotka from 1 December 2023 by our subcontracting partner. If you study in Kotka and need vaccination after 1 December 2023, please see the instructions here: Instructions for those who plan to visit a partner unit.

Health and welfare students

Book a vaccination appointment with the service unit in Kouvola with a booking permission in the Self online service. You will receive the booking permission during week 43. Vaccination appointments are available from the start of November until February 2024.
Address: FSHS Kouvola´s premises, Xamk Kouvola campus, Paraatikenttä 7, 3. floor

Students belonging to a risk group

Vaccinations for students belonging to a risk group will take place without an appointment at the service unit in Kouvola on 22 November 2023 12 to 3 pm and 28 November 2023 9 to 12 am. If these times are not appropriate, please complete the appropriate form in the Self online service to be able to book a vaccination appointment with the service unit in Kouvola. You will find the form in Self during week 43. Vaccination appointments are available from around middle of November.
Address: FSHS Kouvola´s premises, Xamk Kouvola campus, Paraatikenttä 7, 3. floor

Important to remember
Health and welfare students

Book a vaccination appointment with the service unit in Kuopio with a booking permission in the Self online service. You will receive the booking permission during week 43. Vaccinations are available by appointment November 2023 and February 2024.
Address: FSHS Kuopio, Niiralankatu 23

Students belonging to a risk group

Vaccinations for students belonging to a risk group will take place without an appointment at the service unit in Kuopio on 16 November 2023 9 to 11 am and 30 November 2023 1 to 3 pm.
Address: FSHS Kuopio, Niiralankatu 23

Important to remember
Health and welfare students

Book a vaccination appointment with the service unit in Lahti with a booking permission in the Self online service. You will receive the booking permission during week 43. Vaccination appointments are available from around middle of November.
Osoite: FSHS Lahti, Niemenkatu 73, building B, 2. floor

Students belonging to a risk group

Vaccinations for students belonging to a risk group will take place without an appointment at the service unit in Lahti on 23 November 2023 8.30 to 11 am and 24 November 2023 8.30 to 11 am. If these times are not appropriate, please complete the appropriate form in the Self online service to be able to book an appointment with the service unit in Lahti.
Osoite: FSHS Lahti, Niemenkatu 73, building B, 2. floor

Important to remember
Health and welfare students

Book a vaccination appointment with the service unit in Lappeenranta with a booking permission in the Self online service. You will receive the booking permission during week 43. Vaccination appointments are available from November.
Address: FSHS Lappeenranta, Yliopistonkatu 34, 2. krs

Students belonging to a risk group

Vaccinations for students belonging to a risk group will take place without an appointment at the service unit in Lappeenranta on 20 November 2023 12 to 3 pm, 28 November 2023 8 to 11 am and 29 November 12 to 3 pm. If these times are not appropriate, please complete the appropriate form in the Self online service to be able to book an appointment with the service unit in Lappeenranta.
Address: FSHS Lappeenranta, Yliopistonkatu 34, 2. krs

Important to remember
Health and welfare students

Book a vaccination appointment with the service unit in Mikkeli with a booking permission in the Self online service. You will receive the booking permission during week 43.
Address: FSHS Mikkeli, Tarkk’ampujankuja 6, building F
When you arrive for vaccinationTake a seat in the lobby and wait until your name is called. 

Available periods for booking an appointment:

1 November 2023 10 to 11 am (students going to work placement),
16 November 2023 2 to 3 pm, 22 November 2023 8 to 9 am, 27 November 2023 2 to 3 pm, 15 December 2023 12 to 1 pm.

Students belonging to a risk group

Complete the appropriate form in the Self online service to be able to book an appointment with the service unit in Mikkeli. You will find the form in Self during week 43.
Address: FSHS Mikkeli, Tarkk’ampujankuja 6, building F
When you arrive for vaccinationTake a seat in the lobby and wait until your name is called.  

Available periods for booking an appointment:

16 November 2023 2 to 3 pm, 22 November 2023 8 to 9 am, 27 November 2023 2 to 3 pm, 15 December 2023 12 to 1 pm.

Important to remember
Vaccinations on campuses without an appointment
Campus of Kontinkangas, Aapistie 5

Vaccinations for health and welfare students and students belonging to a risk group will take place without an appointment at the campus of Kontinkangas (Aapistie 5) on 30 November 2023 9 am to 3 pm and 1 December 2023 9 am to 1 pm.
Address: Aapistie 5, Oulu, room P122
When you arrive for vaccination: We will vaccinate students on campus in order of arrival.

Campus of Kontinkangas, Kiviharjuntie 4

Vaccinations for health and welfare students and students belonging to a risk group will take place without an appointment at the campus of Kontinkangas (Kiviharjuntie 4) on 7 December 2023 9 am to 3 pm and on 14 December 2023 9 am to 3 pm.
Address: Kiviharjuntie 4, Oulu, room Lou_B3023
When you arrive for vaccination: We will vaccinate students on campus in order of arrival.

Vaccinations at the service unit by appointment

Health and welfare students: If the vaccination times on campus are not appropriate, please book a vaccination appointment with the service unit in Oulu with a booking permission in the Self online service. You will receive the booking permission during week 43.
Students belonging to a risk group: If the vaccination times on campus are not appropriate, please complete the appropriate form in the Self online service to be able to book an appointment with the service unit in Oulu. You will find the form in Self during week 43.
Address: FSHS Oulu, Yliopistokatu 1A, the lobby of general health is on the left as you enter through the main entrance.

Important to remember
Health and welfare students
Vaccinations of health and welfare students without an appointment on campus

Vaccinations for health and welfare students will take place without an appointment on the SAMK campus in Pori on 29 November 2023 and 30 November 2023 12 to 3.30 pm. More detailed information from your higher education institution.
Address: Satakunnankatu 23, building A, room A356 and follow-up room A358.

Vaccinations for health and welfare students by appointment:

Health and welfare students are primarily vaccinated at the campus vaccination events mentioned above. If these times are not appropriate, please please book a vaccination appointment with the service unit in Pori with a booking permission in the Self online service. You will receive the booking permission during week 43.
Address: FSHS Pori, Siltapuistokatu 6 (entrance to Restaurant Sofia)

Students belonging to a risk group

Complete the appropriate form in the Self online service to be able to book an appointment with the service unit in Pori. You will find the form in Self during week 43.
Address: FSHS Pori, Siltapuistokatu 6 (entrance to Restaurant Sofia)

Important to remember
Vaccinations for health and welfare students and students belonging to a risk group without an appointment

Vaccinations for health and welfare students and students belonging to a risk group will take place without an appointment at the service unit in Rauma on 16 November 2023 2 to 3 pm and 23 November 2023 1 to 3 pm.
Address: FSHS Rauma, Seminaarinkatu 3 (entrance on Seminaarinkuja)

Vaccinations for health and welfare students and students belonging to a risk group by appointment

If the above-mentioned vaccination times are not appropriate, health and welfare students and students belonging to a risk group can book a vaccination appointment at the service unit.
Health and welfare students: Book a vaccination appointment with the service unit in Rauma with a booking permission in the Self online service. You will receive the booking permission during week 43, but vaccination appointments are available at the service unit only from the end of November, after the above mentioned vaccination events.
Students belonging to a risk group: Complete the appropriate form in the Self online service to be able to book an appointment with the service unit in Rauma. You will find the form in Self during week 43.
Address: FSHS Rauma, Seminaarinkatu 3 (entrance on Seminaarinkuja)

Important to remember
Health and welfare students

Book a vaccination appointment with the service unit in Rovaniemi with a booking permission in the Self online service. You will receive the booking permission during week 43.
Address: FSHS Rovaniemi, Yliopistonkatu 8 A 3

Students belonging to a risk group

Complete the appropriate form in the Self online service to be able to book an appointment with the service unit in Rovaniemi. You will find the form in Self during week 43.
Address: FSHS Rovaniemi, Yliopistonkatu 8 A 3

Important to remember
Health and welfare students

Book a vaccination appointment with the service unit in Seinäjoki with a booking permission in the Self online service. You will receive the booking permission during week 43. Vaccination appointments are mainly available from November to February.
Address: FSHS Seinäjoki, Simunantie 10
When you arrive for vaccination: Take a seat in the lobby and wait until your name is called. 

Students belonging to a risk group

Complete the appropriate form in the Self online service to be able to book an appointment with the service unit in Seinäjoki. You will find the form in Self during week 43. Vaccination appointments are mainly available from November to February.
Address: FSHS Seinäjoki, Simunantie 10
When you arrive for vaccination: Take a seat in the lobby and wait until your name is called. 

Important to remember
Health and welfare students

Book a vaccination appointment with the general and mental health service unit in Tampere with a booking permission in the Self online service. You will receive the booking permission in Self during week 43. Vaccination appointments are mainly available from November to February.
Address: FSHS Tulli/Tampere, Pakkahuoneenaukio 2 (entrance from Tullikatu, staircase A)
When you arrive for vaccination: Check on the information screen and the map in the entrance hall where your health nurse will receive you, then go to the nearest waiting hall.
You will be called by name.

Students belonging to a risk group

Complete the appropriate form in the Self online service to be able to book a vaccination appointment with the general and mental health service unit in Tampere. You will find the form in Self during week 43. Vaccination appointments are mainly available from November to February.
Address: FSHS Tulli/Tampere, Pakkahuoneenaukio 2 (entrance from Tullikatu, staircase A)
When you arrive for vaccination: Check on the information screen and the map in the entrance hall where your health nurse will receive you, then go to the nearest waiting hall.
You will be called by name.

Important to remember
Health and welfare students
Campus vaccinations for health and welfare students

Please register for the campus vaccination in advance according to the instructions given by the study counselors and the responsible teachers. Dates for campus vaccinations:

  • 1 November 2023 9 am to 3 pm, students at the university of applied sciences, ICT-city, Joukahaisenkatu 3
  • 2 November 2023 9 am to 3 pm, medical students, Medisiina D Spaatteli, Kiinamyllynkatu 10
  • 7 November 2023 9 am to 3 pm, medical students, Medisiina D Skooppi 2 Kiinamyllynkatu 10
  • 8 November 2023 9 am to 3 pm, students at the university of applied sciences, ICT-city, Joukahaisenkatu 3
  • 14 November 2023 9 am to 3 pm, medical students, Medisiina D Upokas, Kiinamyllynkatu 10
  • 16 November 2023 9 am to 3 pm, students at the university of applied sciences, ICT-city, Joukahaisenkatu 3
  • 21 November 2023 9 am to 3 pm, students at the university of applied sciences, ICT-city, Joukahaisenkatu 3
  • 22 November 2023 9 am to 3 pm, medical students, Medisiina D Skooppi 1, Kiinamyllynkatu 10
  • 28 November 2023 9 am to 3 pm, medical students, Medisiina C Keidas, Kiinamyllynkatu 10
  • 29 November 2023 9 am to 3 pm, medical students, Medisiina C Keidas, Kiinamyllynkatu 10
  • 12 December 2023 9 am to 3 pm, students at the university of applied sciences, ICT-city, Joukahaisenkatu 3
  • 14 December 2023 9 am to 3 pm medical students, Medisiina C Keidas, Kiinamyllynkatu 10
  • 19 December 2023 9 am to 3 pm, students at the university of applied sciences, ICT-city, Joukahaisenkatu 3
Vaccinations for health and welfare students at the service unit in Turku

Book a vaccination appointment with the service unit in Turku with a booking permission in the Self online service. You will receive the booking permission during week 43.
Address: FSHS Turku, Kirkkotie 13

Students belonging to a risk group:

Complete the appropriate form in the Self online service to be able to book an appointment with the service unit in Turku. You will find the form in Self during week 43.
Address: FSHS Turku, Kirkkotie 13

Important to remember
Health and welfare students

Vaccinations for health and welfare students will take place without an appointment on 31 October 2023 12 am to 3 pm, 1 November 2023 12 to 3 pm, 7 November 2023 12 to 3 pm and 7 December 2023 8 to 11 am. If these times are not appropriate, please book a vaccination appointment with the service unit in Vaasa with a booking permission in the Self online service. You will receive the booking permission during week 43. 
Address: FSHS Vaasa, Wolffintie 27–31, Alere building, 4th floor

Students belonging to a risk group

Vaccinations for students belonging to a risk group will take place without an appointment at the service unit in Vaasa 31 October 2023 12 am to 3 pm, 1 November 2023 12 to 3 pm, 7 November 2023 12 to 3 pm and 7 December 8 to 11 am. If these times are not appropriate, please complete the appropriate form in the Self online service to be able to book an appointment with the service unit in Vaasa. You will find the form in Self during week 43.
Address: FSHS Vaasa, Wolffintie 27–31, Alere building, 4th floor

Important to remember

If you’re a health and welfare student or belong to a risk group and you’re going to receive the vaccination at a partner unit in your place of study:

  • Please note that partner units will only vaccinate students in higher education studying in these towns.
  • Complete the appropriate form in the Self online service to receive the authorisation to use outsourced services. You’ll need the authorisation to book an appointment for the influenza vaccination at a partner unit. You will find the form in Self during the week 43.
  • As soon as you’ve been granted the authorisation, you’ll receive a confirmation SMS.
  • Book the appointment by calling the partner unit’s booking service and remember to mention that it’s about the influenza vaccination. Check here who produces the services.
  • The partner unit will give you more instructions on arriving for the influenza vaccination.
  • Postpone or cancel your appointment, if necessary, according to the service provider’s instructions.

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, please contact us primarily by completing the appropriate form in the Self online service to get a prescription and an appointment booking permission. FSHS can provide you with a vaccine prescription and you can then purchase the vaccine at a pharmacy at your own expense. You will find the form in Self during the week 43.

If you’ve booked an appointment for the influenza vaccination but are unable to attend, remember to postpone or cancel the appointment at least 24 hours beforehand – this way you avoid paying for a fee for unattended appointments.

If your vaccination appointment is at an FSHS service unit, postpone or cancel it in Self. When you postpone the appointment, you will not lose your booking permission. Please note that you will not receive a reminder SMS about postponed appointments. If you don’t need the appointment, you can cancel it. Remember that if you cancel your appointment, you’ll lose your booking permission. 

If your vaccination appointment is at a partner service unit, postpone or cancel it according to the service provider’s instructions.

If you’re attending a mass vaccination that doesn’t require an appointment, you don’t have to inform us about your attendance.

  • Vaccination cannot be given to anyone experiencing a fever.
  • When you arrive you’ll have to prove your identity with a photo ID (such as an ID card, a Kela card or a student card). Students from other EU or EEA countries must provide a European Health Insurance Card.
  • There is no possibility of receiving a corona vaccination at FSHS. If you wish to receive both the flu vaccination and the corona vaccination at the same time, please contact your own Wellbeing Services County.
  • If you have booked an appointment, please arrive on time.
  • It is recommended to take off outerwear in a waiting hall.
  • After receiving the vaccination, it is a good idea to sit for 10–15 minutes in the waiting hall in case of possible vaccination reactions.

As with all vaccinations, mild adverse reactions may occur after the influenza vaccination. These reactions may include headache, fever, nausea, sweating, muscle or joint pain, fatigue and local injection site reactions. They usually disappear within 1–2 days.