Booking vaccination appointments
You can book a time is you belong to one of these groups:
- medical risk group 1 (18-69) (Appointments booked )
- aged over 85 (New time slots)
- aged between 80 and 84 (New time slots)
- Family caregivers living and/or the elderly in the same household with a person over 80 years old (the vaccination appointment is booked by phone)
You can book online here:
Book by phone: City of Turku COVID-19 vaccination helpline, tel. +358 2 266 0159 (on weekdays from 8 am to 2 pm)
The link for booking vaccination appointments is the same for everyone. The booking system identifies the person’s age on the basis of birthday. At the time of vaccination, people who belong to a medical risk group must be prepared to justify their belonging to a risk group.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Vaccination is voluntary and free of charge.
- Find Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Coronavirusvaccinations
- Take line 100 to access coronavirus vaccinations starting from 12 February
- New hotline opens 18.2. You can book your time slot through City of Turku COVID-19 vaccination helpline, tel. +358 2 266 0159 (on weekdays from 8 am to 2 pm) . They will also help you if you have questions.
- At the moment, people aged over 80 (New time slots) and people in medical risk group 1 who are aged between 18 and 69 (Appointments booked ) are being vaccinated in Turku. Vaccination appointments can be booked either through the online booking system or by calling the coronavirus helpline.
- Vaccinations of people aged between 70 and 79 have not started yet. This is because according to national regulations, Astra Zeneca vaccine should only be given to people aged under 70.
- Turku residents aged over 85 will be contacted from health stations by phone and they are personally invited to vaccinations.(New time slots)
Select your age group below to find more information about COVID-19 vaccinations:
- people aged between 18 and 69 who belong to a medical risk group 1 (Appointments booked )
- people aged between 18 and 69 who belong to a medical risk group 2 (vaccinations to begin later)
- people aged over 85 (New time slots)
- people aged between 80 and 84 (New time slots)
- people aged between 70 and 79 (vaccinations to begin later)
- people aged between 18 and 69 (vaccinations to begin later)
This table allows you to keep track of how vaccinations will proceed in Turku. (25.2.)
|Groups to be vaccinated||Schedule|
|Staff and residents of housing services for the elderly and units of institutional care||Completed for the part of the first vaccine dose.|
|Customers of home care and other elderly people in high-risk groups||Ongoing|
|Social and health care professionals working in tasks related to coronavirus||Completed for the part of the first vaccine dose.|
|Critical professionals working in social and health care||Ongoing|
|Groups to be vaccinated||Schedule|
|People aged 85 or older||Ongoing (personal vaccine invite by phone, schedule depends on availability of vaccines arriving in Turku)|
|People aged 80 or older||Ongoing|
|People aged 70 or older||Estimated to begin in March-April (time slots not yet available for booking)|
|Medical risk groups 1. (18-69 years)||Ongoing|
|Medical risk groups 2. (18-69 years)||Estimated to begin in March (time slots not yet available for booking)|
|Extensive vaccination of the population||Estimated to begin during spring (time slots not yet available for booking)|
* provided that a larger number of vaccines will be available in Turku
Please note! Estimations may change depending on the availability of vaccines. In accordance with national regulations, Astra Zeneca vaccine will only be given to people aged between 18 and 69.
- The progression of vaccinations and the beginning of mass vaccinations for the elderly will be communicated once the schedule becomes more specified. Information channels will include the media, newspaper ads, the City of Turku website and social channels. For coronavirus vaccinations, the City of Turku will take example of last year’s vaccinations against influenza in the Turku Fair Center, which went very well.
- The national extending of the gap between the first and second dose of COVID-19 vaccine to 12 weeks will apply to everyone from week 6 onwards. Find out more about the impact in Turku (in finnish). More info ot the extended gap can be found from THL site Read more from THL site.