Influenza vaccinations

Seasonal influenza is a respiratory tract infection that may cause severe complications that can lead to inpatient care. The flu vaccine is the best protection against influenza. Seasonal flu viruses are constantly changing, which is why last year’s seasonal flu vaccine will not protect you against the coming seasonal influenza.

Flu vaccinations in Vantaa

Influenza vaccinations will be available starting 1 December without appointment at our coronavirus vaccination points. Free of charge influenza vaccinations are only for the target group.

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

The vaccination points:

  • 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.
  • Martinlaakso shopping mall (Kivivuorentie 4), at 8:00–15:00. Ground floor, next to R-kioski.

The free-of-charge seasonal flu vaccine is especially recommended for those belonging to the risk groups listed below:

  • people 65 and older
  • pregnant women
  • children ages 6 months - 6 years
  • those belonging to the risk groups due to their illness (link to THL:s website, in Finnish)
  • Medical risk groups
  • those starting their military service
  • health care and social welfare employees with client contacts, as well as medical treatment employees.

Influenza vaccinations for the inner circle of those belonging to the risk groups

Another risk group for free-of-charge vaccines consists of the inner circle of people especially vulnerable to severe influenza. This fall, the Government specified with a degree the meaning of inner circle in such a way that it now includes people who live with or are weekly in contact with a person especially vulnerable to severe influenza. The degree is meant to ensure sufficiency of the vaccines for the people belonging to the risk groups.

People especially vulnerable to severe influenza consist of:

  • people with severe immunodeficiency (link to THL’s website, in Finnish)
  • severely ill people (link to THL’s website, in Finnish)
  • people vulnerable to severe influenza who cannot take the vaccine
  • people with underlying conditions and infirm people ages 65 and older
  • under-six-month-old children
  • pregnant women.

If you do not belong to the vaccination target group, you can get a prescription from a pharmacy. You can ask for the prescription by calling Vantaa health centers’ phone service.

Bring the vaccine you bought with you and it will be administered to you at the vaccination point.

Flu vaccines at counseling bureaus

Influenza vaccinations at the child welfare clinics are available until week 50, for clients who belong to the target group 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.

Online appointment service at:

Counseling bureaus will administer vaccines to their clients in connection with appointments, as well as at specific influenza vaccination appointments on the counseling bureaus’ premises.

Counseling bureaus will vaccinate:

  • Children aged 6 months - 6 years; Fluenz Tetra nasal spray suspension will be given to children aged 2-6 years.
  • Pregnant women and their family members.
  • Family members of under-6-month-old babies.
  • Family members of counseling-bureau-age children especially vulnerable to severe influenza.