BOOKING VACCINATION APPOINTMENTS 

New time slots 

  • Form in Finnish, Swedish version on the Swedish page

Book by phone (Finnish, Swedish, English): City of Turku COVID-19 vaccination helpline, tel. +358 2 266 0159  (on weekdays from 8 am to 2 pm)

  • NB! Closed on Easter.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

VACCINATION ORDER RECOMMENDED BY THL:

(uppdated 13.4.2021)

  • New time slots have been opened for everyone belonging to the 2. medical risk group. The appointment program recognizes your right to book an appointment based on your date of birth.
     
  • Turku continues following national guidelines and Astra Zeneca is given to people older than 65 years. The other dose is always given with the same vaccine. If you are under 65 years old and have gotten the first dose with Astra Zeneca your time for the next dose is still valid but Turku is waiting new national guidelines for what vaccine is goint to be administered to you. 
     
  • NB! People over 65 years of age who have previously had cerebral venous thrombosis, or sinus thrombosis, or heparin induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) should book their time slots by phone. A history of cerebral infarction, cerebral haemorrhage, or subarachnoid haemorrhage is not a barrier to vaccine administration. A previous history of pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis, such as in the lower extremities, is also not a barrier to the administration of AstraZeneca. 
     
  • If you belong to medical risk group 2 and are aged between 70 and 78, read more More information about vaccinations of people aged between 70 and 78.
     
  • 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):
    for example, heart failure, coronary artery disease, ischaemic heart diseases as well as heart and kidney damage due to hypertension
  • Cerebral infarction or other neurological illness or condition affecting respiration:
    for example, patients with stroke, cerebral hemorrhage, respiratory paralysis, Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy (CP) and other stroke syndromes that affect breathing.
  • Pharmaceutical treatment for autoimmune disease that weakens immune defences:
    or example, ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn disease and psoriasis, if the disease is treated with glucocorticoid tablets taken by mouth or other immunosuppressive drugs (chemotherapy, biological drugs and other immunosuppressants)
  • Serious chronic liver disease:
    for example liver failure, fibrosis and cirrhosis of the liver
  • Type 1 diabetes (insulin-treated diabetes)
  • Adrenal insufficiency
  • Moderate to severe sleep apnoea
    A person has moderate sleep apnoea when there are over 15 breathing interruptions or episodes of hypopnea per hour.
    A person has severe sleep apnoea when there are over 30 breathing interruptions or episodes of hypopnea per hour.  
  • Psychosis:
    schizophrenia, schizotypal disorder, delusional disorders and people who have an other type of mental disorder treated with clozapine.
  • Morbid obesity (body mass index 40 or more)
    BMI calculation is a sufficent proof. You can check you BMI for excemple with CDC BMI Calculator.

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. 

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

  • You can arrive at Turku Fair Center (Messukentänkatu 9–13) by bus or with your own car. Turku Fair Center has plenty of free parking spaces.
     
  • Vaccination transport on line 100 operates on weekdays from 12 February to 30 June 2021 between Turku Fair Center and the city centre.  More info: Take line 100 to access coronavirus vaccinations

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.