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.

Do the following

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 the spread of contagious diseases. The vaccinations included in the National Immunisation Programme are voluntary and free of charge. Vaccinations for children under the school age are given at child welfare clinics, while school-age children are vaccinated by the school health care services.

Advice on vaccinations and vaccinations needed for international travel are provided by the health centre. A fee is often charged for vaccines that are not part of the vaccination programme.