Vaccination services

The Adult Health Clinic takes care of patient counselling and vaccinations given to adults and travellers. Vaccinations to children not yet attending school are given at child health clinics. School children get their vaccinations as a part of the school health care programme.

Please make sure to contact the health care services at least two months prior to your planned journey, so that there is enough time to plan your vaccinations timetable. You will be directed to a doctor’s surgery if necessary.

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In any issues concerning vaccinations given to adults and travellers, please contact the Adult Health Clinic in Sipoo. A doctor’s prescription is necessary for vaccinations. To acquire one, please call the health care centre appointments number, or the public health nurse at the Adult Health Clinic. You must buy the vaccine product yourself at a pharmacy. Remember also to make an appointment at the health care center for the injection.

Finnish institute for health and welfare (THL) has given out an online handbook on health issues related to travelling. The handbook is made in cooperation with Finnish health care experts, and it is available in Finnish and Swedish. The handbook includes a list of required and recommended vaccinations in respective countries, and a chapter on how to prevent malaria.

Vaccinations to children not yet attending school are given at child health clinics. School children get their vaccinations as a part of the school health care programme.

Basic information and legislation

Vaccinations prevent infectious diseases. The vaccinations included in the national vaccination programme are voluntary and free of charge. Vaccinations for children under school age are administered at child health clinics. Vaccinations for school-age children are provided by school health care services, and for students by student health care services.

Health and social services centres provide advice on vaccinations for tourists as well as the necessary vaccinations. A separate fee is usually charged for any vaccines not included in the vaccination programme.