You can be given the standard vaccinations at the FSHS service unit in your study town. Standard vaccinations are those belonging to the national vaccination programme, such as tetanus, diphtheria and polio vaccinations. Vaccinations in the national vaccination programme 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 vaccinations for adults belonging to risk groups visit the website of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare.
Book a vaccination appointment by contacting the booking service of the FSHS service unit in your study town.
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 My Kanta service.
- If you’ve had other vaccinations (such as vaccinations against hepatitis), you can find out the vaccination dates and doses from the place where you were vaccinated.
- If you’ve served in the military, you’ve been given the dtap vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) and the vaccinations against meningitis.