FSHS provides students with several different types of vaccinations. You can be given the standard vaccinations at the FSHS service unit in your study town. A standard vaccination is part of the Finnish national vaccination programme, such as tetanus, diphtheria and polio vaccinations. These vaccines are free of charge. For more information on the national vaccination programme, visit the website of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.
Some vaccines are given seasonally, such as the influenza vaccine. Influenza vaccinations take place yearly according to a particular schedule. We will inform you about the vaccination schedule well before the influenza season.
If you belong to a risk group, we will also give you the vaccines intended for risk groups and offer you guidance on them. For more information on vaccines provided for adults belonging to risk groups visit the website of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.
Book a vaccination appointment by contacting us through SelfChat or through calling our service number.
Checking your vaccination history
- Find out about your prior standard vaccinations (MMR, polio, tetanus-diphtheria) by checking your maternity clinic card, vaccination card or by contacting the health centre in your childhood town. Vaccination data from 2015 onwards are shown on the MyKanta service.
- If you’ve had other vaccinations (such as a vaccine against hepatitis), you can find out the vaccination dates and doses from the place where you were vaccinated.
- Some of the students may have received the dtap vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) and the vaccination against meningitis in the army.