Coronavirus vaccinations

Updated December 3, 2021.

We will collect vaccine-related status information on this website.

Target group for coronavirus vaccinations

Appointments for coronavirus vaccinations

Vaccination points and instructions for arriving at the vaccination place

Vaccination certificate

Bulletin December 3, 2021

As recommended by the National Institute for health and welfare, Vantaa offers a third coronavirus vaccine dose for everyone above the age of 18. The vaccine is administered five to six months after the second dose.

Appointment bookings are currently available via phone only, but we will be opening the online appointment booking as soon as possible. The vaccine is available without appointment during our walk-in hours.

The recommendation for a third dose also applies to men under 30 years of age who will be administered BioNTech-Pfizer’s Comirnaty as a third vaccine dose.

Bulletin September 29, 2021

Influenza vaccinations will be available starting 1 December without appointment at our coronavirus vaccination points. Free influenza vaccinations are only for clients who belong to the target group of influenza vaccinations. Vaccinations before December by appointment only.

Please note that the coronavirus vaccination points have a limited number of flu vaccines, and you might have to que.

Influenza vaccinations at the child welfare clinics are available until week 50, for clients who are the target of influenza vaccinations.

Vaccination against influenza at the child welfare clinic requires an appointment, which is possible through Maisa or the clinic's telephone service.

Bulletin September 17, 2021

Vantaa does not offer Moderna coronavirus vaccine to under-30-year-old boys and men until further notice. Compliant with the National Institute for Health and Welfare's (THL) recommendation, Vantaa has interrupted giving the Moderna coronavirus vaccine to boys and men born after 1991.

Vantaa schools terminated distributing the Moderna coronavirus vaccine to boys as a precaution. The BioNTech-Pfizer Comirnaty vaccine will be offered instead, and the vaccination instructions and schedule will be specified later.

Read the news article here.

Bulletin September 17, 2021

Vantaa begins on September 17, 2021, to give the third coronavirus vaccine to those with a serious immunodeficiency disorder.

The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) instructs municipalities to offer the third vaccine as part of the basic vaccine set for those 12-year-olds and older who have a serious immunodeficiency disorder due to a disease or treatment.

The third vaccine can be administered at the earliest two months after the time the second shot was given. The vaccine used will be an mRNA vaccine (BioNTech-Pfizer Comirnaty or Moderna Spikevax), available at any given time.

Read the news article here.

Target group for coronavirus vaccinations

  1. Health care personnel caring for coronavirus patients as well as personnel and residents in round-the-clock care facilities
  2. The elderly, and persons with underlying conditions that predispose to severe COVID-19 and health and social welfare
    employees
  3. Other population

We are currently vaccinating:

  • People aged 12 (born in 2009 or earlier) at the time of vaccination, the person to be vaccinated must be 12 years old.
  • Minors can themselves decide on vaccination, if a health care professional estimates that they can decide on the vaccination due to their age and developmental level. There is no age limit for self-determination: all cases will be separately assessed. If a young person cannot themselves decide on the vaccination or does not want to decision, all guardians’ consent will be required. Download the consent form, pdf

The vaccine is free of charge.

Appointments for coronavirus vaccinations

You must make an appointment for the vaccination. We ask you to make an online appointment at: www.koronarokotusaika.fi. You cannot make an appointment using the InternetExplorer browser. Making an online appointment requires strong identification.

Transacting on behalf of another adult is now possible on the koronarokotusaika.fi service. Transacting on behalf of another adult requires an official authorization that you can make on the suomi.fi online service. Read more here.

If you cannot make an online appointment, you can leave a call-back request (tel. 09 5844 3030, Monday-Friday at 8:00-16:00)

You can make an appointment for the first vaccination as well as for the booster shot at the same time through the online appointment service or over the phone.

If you are a home care customer, your home care employee will inform you about the vaccination.

If you are a resident at a nursing home, you will get the vaccination there.

Vaccination points and instructions for arriving at the vaccination place

Vaccination points and instructions for arriving at the vaccination place
By appointment:
  • Varia campus in Hiekkaharju (Tennistie 1): Mon-Fri at 8:00-16:00. Barrier-free vaccination point.
  • Dixie Shopping Mall (Ratatie 11), on weekdays at 9:00–17:00. Entrance from street level between K-market and Burger King, or from the 2nd floor of the southern end of Dixie shopping mall.
  • Myyrmanni Shopping Mall (Iskoskuja 3), on weekdays at 9:00–17:00. Beside Restaurant Red Onion.
  • Jumbo Shopping Centre (Vantaanportinkatu 3), on weekdays at 9:00-17:00. Corridor to Flamingo, 2nd floor.
Walk-in hours, without appointment (be prepared to queue):
  • Varia campus in Hiekkaharju (Tennistie 1): Mon-Fri at 8:00-15:00. Barrier-free vaccination point.
  • Dixie Shopping Mall (Ratatie 11), on weekdays at 9:00–16:00. Entrance from street level between K-market and Burger King, or from the 2nd floor of the southern end of Dixie shopping mall.
  • Myyrmanni Shopping Mall (Iskoskuja 3), on weekdays at 9:00–16:00. Beside Restaurant Red Onion.
  • Jumbo Shopping Centre (Vantaanportinkatu 3), on weekdays at 9:00-16:00. Corridor to Flamingo, 2nd floor.
Pop-up vaccination points Without appointment until December 31:
  • Martinlaakso shopping mall (Kivivuorentie 4), at 8:00–15:00. At the top of the escalator, next to Fitness24Seven.
By appointment until December 31:
  • Martinlaakso shopping mall (Kivivuorentie 4), at 8:00–16:00.
In addition to the above vaccination points, you may find vaccination times at other, local pop-up points arranged by the City of Vantaa. You will find times for these temporary vaccination points online at: koronarokotusaika.fi, when appointments are available.
Suggest the location of the next pop-up vaccination point by answering our one-question online survey.
Please note that before the vaccination, you may have to wait outside for a while, so that we can ensure 2-meter social distancing. You will be admitted inside the vaccination point at the earliest 10 minutes before your appointment, so do not arrive at the vaccination point too early in order to avoid queueing.
A person accompanying you may only come inside the vaccination place, if you cannot cope with the vaccination situation on your own. The vaccination including the follow-up period will last about 15 minutes.
Please wear a face mask and ensure good hand hygiene when at the vaccination place.
We hope that accompanying persons arriving by car will wait further away in order not to congest the parking lot of the vaccination place.
Kela (The Social Insurance Institution of Finland) will compensate for coronavirus vaccination travel during March 27, 2021 - December 31, 2021. The maximum sum of a one-way journey is €25. The journeys will usually be reimbursed according to the cheapest mode of transport. You may be reimbursed for a journey made by a taxi, if you have to use a taxi because of your state of health or because of deficient traffic circumstances. More information is available on Kela’s website.

Vaccination certificate

The national vaccination certificate is available on My Kanta as of May 26, 2021. Later on, also the EU’s joint coronavirus vaccination certificate will be available on My Kanta. If you notice any mistakes or defects in your vaccination certificate, email your contact information and call-back request to: koronarokotus@vantaa.fi.

Note

The coronavirus epidemic will be over only when the majority of the population has been vaccinated, which means even after the vaccination people must continue to protect themselves against coronavirus.

A person who has had a coronavirus infection will be vaccinated, at the earliest, after six months from having the disease. The disease has been verified to generally protect the infected person for at least six months with the exception of people with a disease significantly weakening the immune system (e.g., treatment with cytostatic drugs or biological medicinal products). In these cases, the people should consult their doctors about potentially advancing the vaccination.

Vaccinations for those who are not permanent residents of Vantaa: As a general rule, your own place of domicile will give you the COVID-19 vaccine. You can also be vaccinated in such a municipality where you are staying on a regular or on a long-term basis or whose health center you have chosen as your place of care.

Vaccinations for those without a place of domicile: You will get the vaccine if you are staying in Finland for a fairly long period.