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Coronavirus vaccinations in Siun sote

We comply with the policy on coronavirus vaccinations issued by the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) in the North Karelia wellbeing services county – Siun sote in public health care.

Online booking for coronavirus vaccination

Book an appointment for a coronavirus vaccination at verkkoajanvarauspth.siunsote.fi 

Telephone booking for coronavirus vaccination

Book an appointment for the coronavirus vaccination by phone at the selected health centre: www.siunsote.fi/en/web/english/health-stations-and-emergency-care.

Observations on booking appointments for coronavirus vaccinations

Vaccination appointments can be booked for any vaccination point regardless of your municipality of residence.

Primarily leave a callback request. When leaving a callback request, do not hang up the phone before the recording has given you permission. A callback request will not be registered if the phone is hung up too early.

Your right to a vaccination is always checked at the vaccination point. Click the headings below for more detailed information by age and vaccination group.

Coronavirus vaccine boosters

The coronavirus vaccination booster vaccine for autumn 2022 is offered

  • Persons over the age of 65
  • persons of 18 who are in a medical at-risk group, and: https://thl.fi/en/web/infectious-diseases-and-vaccinations/what-s-new/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-updates/risk-groups-for-severe-coronavirus-disease
  • persons 12 years of age and older with severe immune deficiencies

The booster is recommended to all these groups regardless of the number of previous coronavirus vaccinations, or if the person has had coronavirus disease in the past. The booster vaccination can be taken when at least three months have passed from the previous vaccination or a past infection with coronavirus disease.

If you have not received the coronavirus vaccination booster in 2022, you can also take the booster vaccine in 2023.

You can also use the online appointment system to book an influenza vaccine for the same appointment by adding a request for the influenza vaccine in the section "Describe the reason for the reservation briefly".

Coronavirus vaccinations are administered in some of Siun sote health stations. You can see the vaccination locations in the online appointment booking system.

Booster vaccine for severely immunocompromised people over 12 years of age based on individual consideration

The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare recommends that people over 12 years of age who are severely immunocompromised be offered a booster of coronavirus vaccinations on the basis of individual consideration. A possible new booster dose is always administered based on an individual assessment by the treating physician. When making the assessment, the physician takes into account, among other things, the person's previous vaccine doses and immune response, the risk of developing coronavirus disease and the timing in relation to other treatment.

If you are a severely immunocompromised person over 12 years of age and want a new booster vaccine for the coronavirus, contact the party treating you first. The doctor will assess your situation and make a recommendation on the vaccination.

If you have received a recommendation from a physician to take the coronavirus booster vaccine, book an appointment for the vaccination through the online appointment service. Under "Describe briefly the reason for the reservation", enter the explanation that a booster coronavirus vaccine is recommended by a physician. You can also call your preferred health clinic: https://www.siunsote.fi/en/web/english/health-stations-and-emergency-care. The person to be vaccinated should have a marking in their patient document by the treating physician about the need for an additional booster dose before going to the vaccination point.

It is possible to get a new booster vaccine at the earliest three months after the previous coronavirus vaccination or coronavirus disease.

Fourth coronavirus vaccinations

A fourth coronavirus vaccination is currently recommended for healthy persons aged 60–64.

  • The fourth vaccine can be administered 3 months after the third vaccine at the earliest

Having come down with coronavirus disease corresponds to one dose of the vaccine when at least six weeks have elapsed between the vaccine and the disease.

Third coronavirus vaccinations

Persons over the age of 60

  • The third vaccine is administered three months after the second vaccine at the earliest

Persons aged 18 to 59, in good health

  • The third vaccine can be administered four months after the second vaccine at the earliest
  • NOTE: The person getting vaccinated must have turned 18 by the day they get the vaccination.

Persons aged 18 or over, risk groups 1 and 2

  • The third vaccine is administered three months after the second vaccine at the earliest
  • At-risk groups for severe coronavirus disease (THL)
  • NOTE: The person getting vaccinated must have turned 18 by the day they get the vaccination.

Persons aged 12 to -17, risk group 1 and 2

  • The third vaccine can be administered 6 months after the second vaccine at the earliest

Persons over the age of 12 with severe immune deficiencies

  • The third vaccine can be administered two months after the second vaccine at the earliest

Having come down with coronavirus disease corresponds to one dose of the vaccine when at least 6 weeks have elapsed between the vaccine and the disease.

First and second coronavirus vaccinations

All persons aged 12 or over can book an appointment for the first coronavirus vaccination.

You can book an appointment for the second coronavirus vaccination through the online booking service when at least 6 weeks have passed from your first coronavirus vaccination. You can book an appointment for the second vaccination at any of the vaccination points in the Siun sote region. The second vaccine does not need to be administered at the same vaccination point as the first.

Having come down with coronavirus disease corresponds to one dose of the vaccine when at least six weeks have elapsed between the vaccine and the disease.

Check more information about coronavirus vaccinations for children under 12 under “Corona vaccinations for those under the age of 12”

Coronavirus vaccinations for children under the age of 12

Siun Sote will offer coronavirus vaccinations in the future in accordance with THL's instructions

  • to children between 6 months and 11 years of age at risk of severe coronavirus disease. The need for vaccination is always confirmed by the physician on the basis of individual consideration.
  • Note: A coronavirus vaccine is not offered to healthy children under 12 years of age.
  • As a change to previous children's risk groups, diabetes or asthma is not considered to significantly increase the child's risk of developing a serious coronavirus disease, and for this reason, these illnesses are not included in underlying diseases for which vaccination is recommended.

Assessment of the necessity of the coronavirus vaccine in Siun sote

If the child has an illness listed by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare that may expose the child to a serious coronavirus disease, or the guardian wants to ensure the child's right to vaccination due to some other serious underlying illness:

  • primarily contact the party caring for the child.
  • The attending physician may assess the need for vaccination in connection with the appointment.
  • If the treating physician estimates that the child benefits from the coronavirus vaccination, the guardian can book an appointment for the vaccination at the maternity and child health clinic.

If the appointment is not booked or the child is not currently within the scope of treatment:

  • contact the Children's Centre Outpatient Clinic by calling +358 13 330 2117. The telephone service is open on weekdays 8–10 and 12–14.
  • During the call, you will be asked all the necessary information that is forwarded to the physician for evaluation. After a doctor's assessment, the guardian receives information on the child's right to vaccination by text message.
  • If the child has the right to be vaccinated against coronavirus, the appointment can be booked at the child health clinic.


Note: If the child has received a coronavirus vaccine at the age of 5–11 according to previous recommendations, a booster vaccine is not needed.