COVID-19 vaccines are currently being administered in Sipoo. The vaccines are administered according to a priority list and principles determined by national guidelines. In Sipoo, vaccines are administered according to the Vaccination order recommended by THL.
Vaccination is completely voluntary, but the vaccine is offered to the entire population. Finland aims to maximize vaccination coverage to achieve the best possible result in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
Guardians’ consent to a coronavirus vaccine given to young persons
If a young person is incapable or unwilling to decide on a vaccination on their own, a guardian is approached for consent for the vaccination. If a young person has more than one legal guardian, the consent of all of them is needed. Guardians can give their consent in writing by filling in the form below. Download the form, fill in the information, print the paper and give it to your child, who will have to present it to the health care worker administering the vaccine.
COVID vaccine boosters at an earlier date
The minimum time between the first vaccine dose and the booster dose is now six (6) weeks. You may change your appointment for the second vaccine dose to an earlier date online.
If you wish to change your appointment, follow the instructions you got when you booked your first appointment. The message you received to confirm your first appointment has a booking code. You need the code to be able to change your booster appointment. Alternatively, you can identify yourself with electronic banking credentials or mobile ID.
If you’ve discarded the confirmation message, you may also use the Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS) online service Vihta (link below):
If you’re unable to change your time online, you may also call the health care centre telephone number and ask for another appointment time. The number is 09 2353 6001 and their office hours are Mondays to Fridays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
All persons currently eligible to receive the vaccine may book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine, or take part in one of the walk-in-vaccinations that are organized in the municipality. Only persons currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination can book an appointment.
Following groups are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine:
First and second dose of coronavirus vaccine
- All residents 12 years of age and older. Residents belonging to these groups can book an appointment immediately.
- All children aged 5–11. Residents belonging to these groups can book an appointment immediately.
Third dose of coronavirus vaccine
- The third vaccine as part of the basic vaccine set is offered 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 group of people with a serious immunodeficiency disorder consists of: organ transplant, stem-cell transplantation, serious or intermediate-level genetic immunodeficiency disorder, immunosuppressive cancer treatment, treating autoimmune diseases with immunosuppressive biological drugs or jak-stat inhibitors, dialysis and serious chronic renal insufficiency, progressed or untreated HIV infection, other serious immunosuppressive condition verified by a doctor.
- A third dose of coronavirus vaccine is also offered to those over 60 years of age and for medical risk groups 1 and 2 (over 18 years of age). A third dose can be administered for these groups no earlier than 3 months after the second dose of the vaccine. It is possible to book time for the 3rd vaccination a few weeks before the 3 months have gone by from the second dose. For now time can be booked only by phone when booking at the 3 months interval.
- A third dose of coronavirus vaccine is also offered to those over 18 years of age. A third dose can be administered for this group no earlier than 4 months after the second dose of the vaccine. It is possible to book time for the 3rd vaccination a few weeks before the 4 months have gone by from the second dose.
- A third dose of coronavirus vaccine is offered to people aged 12–17 who are at risk of severe coronavirus disease when at least six months have passed since the second dose. If it is necessary for reasons other than medical reasons, such as travel, third vaccine doses can be given also to persons aged 12–17 not at risk groups when at least six months has passed since the second vaccine dose.
Fourth dose of coronavirus vaccine
- The fourth vaccine is recommended for those 12-year-olds and older who have a serious immunodeficiency disorder due to a disease or treatment. The fourth vaccine can be administered 3-4 months after the time the third shot was given.
- The fourth vaccine is recommended for all seniors living in care homes. The fourth dose may be administered when a minimum of three months has elapsed from the third.
- The fourth vaccine is recommended for older people who are within the scope of organised home care or informal care as well as to other older people whose health and functional capacity have similarly deteriorated.
- The fourth vaccine is now recommended for persons aged 18-59 in risk groups and all persons over 60 years of age.
- Having recovered from a case of coronavirus disease offers protection corresponding to a single vaccine dose. Those who have had three vaccine doses and have recovered from one or more cases of coronavirus disease do not need to take a booster now
Fifth dose of coronavirus vaccine
- The fifth dose of COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for those aged 12 or over whose immune system is severely weakened
The booster dose can be administered four to six months after the fourth dose. The coronavirus infection also corresponds to one vaccine dose for those with immunodeficiencies, so a person who has had the disease and has received four vaccine doses does not need a fifth vaccine dose at this stage.
Appointments for COVID-19 vaccination
Whenever possible, please use online booking system to make an appointment: bookcovidvaccine.fi. The fastest and easiest way to book an appointment is to use the online service. Only persons currently eligible to receive the vaccine can book a time using the online service bookcovidvaccine.fi. To check which groups are eligible right now, please read the text above.
Online booking of coronavirus vaccine is a regional service common for all municipalities in Uusimaa. The service is produced by the Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District (HUS). Using the service requires strong identification with online banking credentials or a mobile certificate. After identification, you will need to fill in a screening and preliminary information form to prove that you are eligible to receive the vaccination according to currently valid vaccination priorities. The actual booking takes place when you have completed these preliminary stages. To act on behalf of another adult in an online service, you must have an authorized mandate to do so. You can grant someone a mandate to act on your behalf by using the Suomi.fi online service. At Suomi.fi, the mandate in question is called ‘managing matters related to healthcare’.
When booking an appointment for your first vaccine dose, you may also book the appointment needed for your booster vaccine. Book an appointment for your booster vaccine not earlier than 6 weeks nor later than about 12 weeks after the first dose.
Booking an appointment by phone
Please note! Our telephone booking number for COVID-19 vaccinations can be overloaded at times. When this happens, we may not able to return your call during the same day. Whenever possible, please use online booking system to make an appointment: https://bookcovidvaccine.fi.
If you’re not able to make the appointment online, please call the health care centre telephone number at 09 2353 6001. The number is available for appointments Monday–Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. We will return your call as soon as possible.
Walk-In COVID-19 vaccination
At this time Sipoo does not offer Walk-in vaccinations. We will follow the situation and if the need for Walk-in vaccinations arises again, then more walk-in vaccinations can be arranged.
Vaccination points in Sipoo
Please note that vaccination points administer vaccines with appointment only. Vaccination times are booked primarily online at bookcovidvaccine.fi, or by phone.
Nikkilä Social and Health Care Centre
Vaccinations are given at the Nikkilä Social and Health Care Centre (Jussaksentie 14), either on the ground floor at the physiotherapy facilities, or on the first floor, room number 4. You will get an SMS stating which of the rooms you should go to. Please read the instructions.
Nikkilä Social and Health Care Centre is located in central Nikkilä. Parking options near the centre are good.
Söderpointti Health Care Unit
In southern Sipoo, vaccinations are administered in Söderpointti, a health care unit located adjacent to the Söderkulla Pharmacy at Terveystie 2.
Söderpointti is located in central Söderkulla, with several parking spaces available nearby.
When not to take the vaccine? Should I cancel my appointment?
Please cancel your appointment if you fall ill. You are not allowed to get the vaccine or come to the vaccination unit if you have fever or present other abrupt symptoms of a disease such as sore throat, cough, diarrhoea, or vomiting. Appointments can be canceled online at bookcovidvaccine.fi, or by calling 09 2353 6001. If your appointment is withing 5 hours, the only way to cancel it is by phone. If you’re cancelling your appointment to your first dose, your booster appointment will be cancelled at the same time.
If you have an operation scheduled in the future, we try to avoid administering the vaccine too close to your surgery date. Accordingly, your vaccination should be booked on a date that is at least two weeks before, or a minimum of one week later than your scheduled operation date. Please note the above when booking your vaccination appointment.
What should I have with me? How long does it take?
You will need to present your KELA-card or ID when you come to get your vaccine. Persons who get the vaccine earlier because of their profession also have to present the municipal staff card, or some other certificate stating that they are eligible to get the vaccine.
The vaccination itself takes five minutes. However, you will be asked to wait in the health care centre facilities for a full 15 minutes afterwards. This is in the unlikely event you have a serious reaction to the vaccine. In addition, please consider your travel times.
Please remember to wear a face mask when you come to get your vaccine. Only persons who have a medical condition preventing them from using a mask are exempted from mask use.
For more information, read these Instructions for COVID-19 vaccine receiver (pdf).