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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

VACCINATION ORDER RECOMMENDED BY THL:

 

(uppdated 12.2.2021)

  • Vaccinations of people in medical risk group 2 (people aged between 18 and 69) will begin in March. 
     
  • If you belong to medical risk group 2 and are aged between 70 and 79, vaccinations for your group have not started yet. Medical risk groups will be given Astra Zeneca vaccine and the national policy line is that people aged over 70 will not be given this vaccine. More information about vaccinations of people aged between 70 and 79.
     
  • At the time of vaccination, be prepared to justify that you belong to a medical risk group (can be checked on the spot using the online patient information system).

Medical risk group 2

If you are not sure whether you belong to a risk group, ask advice at the unit treating your long-term illness.

Group 2: Persons with an illness or condition that poses a risk of severe coronavirus disease.

  • Asthma requiring continuous medication
  • A difficult cardiac disease, including insufficiency (but not mere hypertension)
  • Cerebral infarction or other neurological illness or condition affecting respiration
  • Pharmaceutical treatment for autoimmune disease that weakens immune defences
  • Serious chronic liver disease
  • Type 1 diabetes or adrenal insufficiency
  • Severe sleep apnoea
  • Psychosis
  • Morbid obesity (body mass index 40 or more)

Read more: THL has detailed medical risk groups for coronavirus vaccines

Vaccinations of medical risk group 2 are intended for people aged between 18 and 69. This age group will be given Astra Zeneca vaccine. The national policy line is that this vaccine will not be given to people aged over 70.

When will I be considered to belong to the age group of people over 70?
Your age group is determined on the basis of the day – not year – you were born. For instance, on the day you turn 70 you will belong to the age group of people over 70. The booster dose will always be the same type of vaccine that was used for the first dose. More information about vaccinations of people aged between 70 and 79.

Vaccination point in Turku is Turku Fair Center

What do I have to take into consideration when I arrive at Turku Fair Center?

  • Only come for your vaccination if you are well.
  • Keep safety distances and maintain good hand hygiene.
  • Wear a face mask both upon arrival and inside Turku Fair Center.
  • At the time of vaccination, be prepared to justify that you belong to a medical risk group (can be checked on the spot using the online patient information system).
  • 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.