Vaccinations at the schools

  • 6th-grade pupils’ vaccinations begin at schools on Thursday 12 August 2021
  • 7th–9th-grade pupils’ vaccinations begin at schools on Monday 16 August 2021
  • 15-year-olds who are Students in upper secondary education can take part in Pop up corona vaccinations for young adults and students.
  • All pop-up vaccination events in Turku.

 Consent form in Finnish Huoltajan suostumus nuoren koronarokotukselle

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(updated 24.8.2021)

  • School Health Care Services of the City of Turku provides coronavirus vaccinations to all willing 12–15-year-old school children in the next few weeks. Vaccinations will be given at schools and at centralized locations.
    6th-grade pupils’ vaccinations begin at schools on Thursday 12 August 2021
    7th–9th-grade pupils’ vaccinations begin at schools on Monday 16 August 2021
    15-year-olds who are Students in upper secondary education can take part in Pop up corona vaccinations for young adults and students.
    All pop-up vaccination events in Turku.

  • Vaccination event for school children aged 12 to 15 on Sunday 15 August from 9 am to 3 pm at Syvälahti school (at Vanha Kakskerrantie 8).

  • It is recommended that the guardians fill in a form of consent. If needed, a minor can decide on the vaccination independently if the health care professional giving the vaccination assesses that his/her age and development level allow him/her to decide on the vaccination. If an adolescent is not willing or capable to decide on the vaccination independently, the consent of both guardians is always required for a coronavirus vaccination. you can find the consent form in the info box.
     
  • Children and young people will be offered the BioNTech-Pfizer Comirnaty vaccine or the Moderna Spikevax vaccine. These are the only vaccines currently in use in Finland that are conditionally authorised for use in people 12 years of age or older. Both vaccines are mRNA vaccines.

What needs to be considered when coming to get vaccinated?

  • Only come without corona symptoms
  • Maintain safety gaps and good hand hygiene
  • Use a facemask
  • Bring a consent form signed by your guardians
  • Take your Kela card with you
  • Wear a shirt that is easy to take off
  • After the vaccination you should be prepared to wait at the vaccination site for 15 minutes

Safety measures against coronavirus must continue even after vaccination

  • After vaccination, the customer receives patient instructions on what to do after vaccination and who to contact in case of problems.  
     
  • At the time of the first dose, the patient is informed about the timing of the second dose.
     
  • Even after you have been vaccinated, it is important to keep a safety distance, wear a mask, take care of hand and coughing hygiene, get tested when experiencing symptoms and follow other regulations to prevent the spreading of coronavirus.