Coronavirus vaccinations

Target groups

Those belonging to the vaccination target groups can have their vaccine at any of Vantaa’s coronavirus vaccination points, with the exception of 5 - 11-year-olds who will be administered the BioNTech-Pfizer Comirnaty vaccine, especially designed for them.

The first and second COVID-19 vaccine

  • all residents ages 12 and over by appointment or walk in
  • all residents ages 5-11 by appointment for separate vaccinations for children (at the moment of vaccination, the child must be 5 years old).

The third vaccine

  • all residents ages 60 and over who belong to the risk groups due to their illness. Three months must have passed from their second vaccination. Both by appointment and without appointment.
  • 18 - 59-year-olds
    • by appointment. Four months must have passed from their second vaccination.
    • walk in. Five months must have passed from their second vaccination (the number of those without advance appointment is restricted because of the great number of people to be vaccinated).

The fourth booster shot for those with severe immunodeficiency. Three - four months must have passed from their third vaccination. Both by appointment and without appointment.

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 decide, all guardians’ consent will be required. Consent form, pdf.

Vaccination points and instructions for arriving at the vaccination place

All vaccination points serve both by appointment and without appointment.

N.B. Walk in customers shall be prepared to queue.

  • Varia campus in Hiekkaharju (Tennistie 1), Mon-Fri: at 8:00-16:00, walk in on weekdays at 8:00-15:00. Barrier-free vaccination point.
  • Dixie Shopping Mall on weekdays at 9:00-17:00, walk in 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 on weekdays at 9:00-17:00, walk in on weekdays at 9:00-16:00.
  • Jumbo Shopping Centre on weekdays at 9:00-17:00, walk in on weekdays at 9:00-16:00. Corridor to Flamingo, 2nd floor.
  • Martinlaakso shopping mall (Kivivuorentie 4), on weekdays at 8:00-16:00, walk in on weekdays at 8:00-15:00.
  • Lumon lukio’s (Lumo High School) gym on weekdays at 8:00-15:00 by appointment, as well as by walk in.
  • Myyrmäki Energy Areena, Mon-Fri: at 8:00-16:00, walk in on weekdays at 8:00-15:00.

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.

Appointment service

We recommend that you primarily use the online appointment service at: www.koronarokotusaika.fi. The online appointment service requires strong identification.

Acting on behalf of another person is now possible also online. This requires an official authorization, which you can make at the suomi.fi online service. Additional information about the appointment service. A guardian can make a vaccination appointment for their minor child.

If you cannot make an online appointment, you can make an appointment by leaving a call-back request, tel. 09 5844 3030 (Mon-Fri: 8:00-16:00). The contact will be made primarily during the same day you left the call-back request.

In order to not overload the line, the phone number is only meant for the target group’s appointments, not for any other inquiries.

When required, you can cancel or change your appointment at the koronarokotusaika.fi website.

Home care clients will be informed about the vaccinations by home care employees.

Residents at nursing homes can take their vaccines at their nursing homes.

If you have a personal impairment that makes it impossible for you to go to a vaccination point, you can leave us a contact request by email: koronarokotus@vantaa.fi, or by calling our phone service. The required measures will be case-specifically decided.

Vaccination for those who have had the coronavirus disease

We recommend that those who have had a PCR-test confirmed coronavirus disease and have received one COVID-19 vaccine take the second, booster shot.

The second vaccine:

  • is recommended for all residents ages 60 and over and belonging to risk groups, when 3-4 months have passed from their first vaccine or from the disease had, whichever comes last.
  • can be offered to all residents ages 18 and over, when 4-6 months have passed from their first vaccine or from the disease had, whichever comes last.

The second shot works for those who have had the disease in the same way as the third shot for those who have not had the disease.

As regards immunity, a person who has had the disease, needs the second vaccine 3-6 months after having the disease or from their first vaccine. Nevertheless, the second vaccine can be given also earlier, if necessary, for example, because of traveling, or for other justified reasons. In these cases, the second shot can be administered at the ordinary 6 - 12-week interval.

If the vaccine is given shortly after the disease had, it may cause stronger, temporary reactions such as fever, headache, muscle and joint ache.

It is good to keep in mind that you will get the COVID-19 certificate in Finland, if you have had a PCR-test confirmed coronavirus disease and received one vaccine.

The EU’s COVID-19 certificate is now available to people who have had the coronavirus disease and received one vaccine.

We strongly recommend the third vaccine to those with severe immunodeficiency, even if they had had the coronavirus disease. Other people will not need the third vaccine, if they have had the coronavirus disease and received two vaccines. Read more on THL’s website.

Vaccines used

Depending on the situation, the first vaccine is an mRNA: either BioNTech-Pfizer’s Comirnaty or Moderna’s Spikevax. The aim is to complete the set of vaccines with the same product, provided that no contraindications have arisen. Under-30-year-old men will only be given the BioNTech-Pfizer’s Comirnaty vaccine.

If the mRNA vaccine cannot be used as a booster because of, for instance, allergy, the booster shot will be Janssen's vaccine, which is an adenovirus vector vaccine. Be sure to agree on the vaccine to be administered in advance, when making the vaccination appointment.

The vaccine is free of charge to everybody.

The EU’s COVID-19 certificate

The EU COVID-19 certificate consists of three certificates:

  • a certificate of a COVID-19 vaccine taken
  • a certificate of a negative test result
  • a certificate of coronavirus disease had

Read more about the COVID-19 certificate on THL's website. Download the COVID-19 certificate from My Kanta.

Those who cannot use My Kanta by themselves, or authorize another person to use My Kanta on their behalf, can get a paper certificate printed at a health center. In this case, the person needing the certificate shall contact the health center by sending a Maisa message or by calling the health center’s phone service. The person needing the certificate (e.g., child) shall be with you, when printing out the certificate.

You will get the certificate:

Primarily by mail,

or

By fetching it either from Tikkurila Vantaa Info at Dixi, or by visiting your own health center at a time agreed in advance, or at a coronavirus vaccination point.

If you notice any errors in the COVID-19 certificate, or if the certificate is not available within five days from the vaccination, send your call-back request and contact information by email to: koronarokotus@vantaa.fi.

Municipalities in the metropolitan area cannot grant the EU’s COVID-19 certificate to those vaccinated in any third countries. Those who have been vaccinated in other EU member countries will receive the COVID-19 certificate from the country where they received the vaccine. The COVID-19 certificates of other EU member countries are compatible with the Finnish COVID-19 certificate and function according to the same principle as the Finnish one.