The latest information about City of Turku COVID-19 vaccinations will be updated on this page. NOTE! Satakunnantie vaccination reception is closed on Thursday 26th May. (Uppdated 24.5.2022)

Vaccination appointments can be booked in two different ways:

A booked time is enough to vaccinate only one person.

    Canceling the appointment

    If the time of vaccination appointment is not suitable and you need to cancel it, you can choose one of these two methods: 

    1. By calling the City of Turku COVID-19 vaccination helpline, tel. +358 2 266 0159 (open Mon-Fri between 8 am and 2 pm). Leave a voice mail message including your name, date of birth, and the vaccination appointment you wish to cancel. You can call 24/7 to leave a voice mail message.

    After cancellation, can you book a new vaccination appointment online or you can call the City of Turku COVID-19 vaccination helpline, tel. +358 2 266 0159, open Mon-Fri between 8 am and 2 pm. If you have canceled a time for the second dose you have to book a new time by phone.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Vaccination News

    • NOTE! Satakunnantie vaccination reception is closed on Thursday 26th May.
       
    • Satakunnantie vaccination reception is closed from 1 June to 21 August 2022. During the summer break, vaccinations without booking for Turku residents older than 12 years are given on Tuesdays from 12:00 to 15:30 at Varissuo health station and on Thursdays from 12:00 to 15:30 at City Centre health station. Vaccinations for children aged 5 to 11 are given on Wednesdays from 12:00 to 15:30 at Mullintie local service point. Vaccinations continue at the Satakunnantie vaccination reception on Monday, 22 August 2022. 
       
    • The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) recommends fourth vaccinations for all who have reached the age of 80 and for all elderly residents of care homes. Vaccinations of those over the age of 80 has began in Turku. Electronic booking is open and vaccination times can also be booked by calling the Turku coronavirus vaccine telephone line. In addition, fourth vaccinations are available on weekdays 8:45–15:15 at the Satakunnantie vaccination reception. Read more: Fourth coronavirus vaccinations in Turku
    • THL recommends a third dose of coronavirus vaccine for at-risk 12- to 17-year-olds. Read more: Coronavirus vaccinations for children and young people

    • Novavax's new Nuvaxovid coronavirus vaccines is only administered in booked appointments. The appointments are for booking on the eTerveyspalvelut service at turku.fi/eterveyspalvelut (in Finnish) and the COVID-19 vaccination helpline tel. +358 2 266 0159 (Mon–Fri 8–14). Vaccination times can be booked from Tuesday 8th March ahead.

      Nuvaxovid is intended for the first and second vaccine doses of persons aged 18 or over.  The vaccine is recommended for persons who cannot be administered the mRNA or adenoviral vector vaccines. The Nuvaxovid vaccine may also be administered to other persons if they wish so.  The basic vaccination series consists of 2 vaccinations, and the recommended dose interval in Finland is 6–12 weeks. 

    • Coronavirus vaccinations for children aged 5 to 11 begin in Turku on 19 December. Ac-cording to the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare's guidelines, children aged 5 to 11 in risk groups will be the first to receive vaccinations. More information: Coronavirus vaccinations for children

    • All pop-up vaccination events in Turku on the same page Pop up corona vaccinations events in Turku.

    • The coronavirus vaccination reception (Satakunnantie 105) vaccinates people who lives in Turku Monday to Friday from 8:45 to 15:15.

    • All of Turku gets vaccinated on January. Read more: All of Turku gets vaccinated on 23 January

    • The third round of coronavirus vaccinations is underway in Turku. The third dose is recommended 5-6 months after the second dose. Third coronavirus vaccinations in Turku

    • Unvaccinated minors and schoolchildren that are turning 12 will be able to reserve a vaccination appointment at the Vaccination Reception (Satakunnantie 105) or participate in pop-up coronavirus vaccination events all around the city. Coronavirus vaccinations for children and young people

    • According to the THL guideline, the 12-week interval between doses of the mRNA vaccine may be shortened at local discretion if vaccine availability in the area is sufficient and shortening the dosing interval does not delay anyone else from receiving their first dose. Those who have previously received a vaccination appointment according to the 12-week interval can shorten the interval period to six weeks from September 2nd (week 35) onward. New appointments will become available for booking at eTerveyspalvelut today (2.9.2021). In addition, Pop-up vaccination events will also be organised during the coming fall and those seeking their 2nd dose can attend as well.

    • For the new round of coronavirus vaccinations, the interval after the 2nd vaccine is either 6 weeks in line with the recommendation given by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, or it may also be in line with the marketing authorisation of the vaccine product if there is a need for rapid vaccine protection (epidemiological situation, corona passport). As for vaccinations for children and young adults (under 30 years of age), the vaccination interval is 6 weeks.
       
    • All first doses are with mRNA vaccines (Comirnaty or Moderna vaccine). 
       
    • In accordance with THL guidelines (7 October 2021), Turku will only offer the Biontech-Pfizer's Comirnaty coronavirus vaccine to men and boys under 30 years of age. The THL recommendation on the age limit for the Spikevax vaccine is a precautionary measure and will be reviewed as the results of a Nordic follow-up study become more accurate.
    • Second vaccine dose details (Where you can check your appointment, what to do if you have been given AstraZeneca as the first dose or you have gotten your first dose somewhere else than Turku)

    • Positive COVID-19 home test results are not entered in Kanta. A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 can only be issued on the basis of a laboratory-confirmed PCR test.

    Location for the vaccination 

     

    • The location for the vaccines is Satakunnantie 105.
    • Easy to get by a bus: Föli lines 2, 2A, 2B, 2C, 6, 7, 60, 88, 206, 300, 301, 302 and 303. Additional information: foli.fi/en Restrected amount of free parking spaces.
    • The portable toilets of the vaccination reception facilities are in the vicinity of the exit. You can wash your hands with antiseptic foam in the portable toilets.

    What do I have to take into consideration when I arrive to the vaccination?

    • Only come for your vaccination if you are well.
    • Keep safety distances and maintain good hand hygiene.
    • Wear a face mask 
    • Arrive as punctually as possible (you can get inside exactly 15 minutes before your appointment, not earlier)
    • Bring your Kela card with you.
    • Wear a shirt that you can easily take off.
    • Be prepared to stay at the vaccination site for approximately 15 minutes after vaccination.

    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.

    Further information about coronavirus vaccinations: 

    How vaccinations will proceed in Turku

    Vaccination statistics in Turku on 11th May 2022: Turku residents who turned 18 years old overall 90,1 % have received the first vaccine dose, 87,4 % have received the second vaccine dose and 60,1 % have received the third vaccine dose. Turku residents who are under 18 years old overall 38,9 % have received the first vaccine dose and 28 % have received the second vaccine dose. COVID-19 Vaccinations in Finland, Finnish institute for health and welfare (THL). Vaccination statistics are updated every two weeks.