Booking a vaccination appointment:
- Call the vaccination helpline: COVID-19 vaccination helpline, tel. 02 266 0159 (Mon–Fri 8–14)
- Over-16s can also make the appointment electronically in the electronic health care services at:
- Over-18s can register in the myvaccine.turku.fi service:
The City of Turku COVID-19 vaccination helpline is open to everyone aged over 16 and for 12–15-year-olds in risk groups. Vaccination appointments can be booked by phone by calling the COVID-19 vaccination helpline, tel. 02 266 0159 (Mon–Fri 8–14). 16–17-year-olds can also book a vaccination appointment via the electronic health care services (turku.fi/eterveyspalvelut).
─ We are doing all we can to avoid the situation where we would have to start next school term with distance teaching, says Director of the Education Division Timo Jalonen. Vaccination appointments are mainly available at the beginning of August. By reserving an appontment time, students can ensure that vaccination coverage among them is as comprehensive as possible when schools begins. The vaccinations are voluntary. 12–17-year-olds are offered BioNTech-Pfizer’s vaccine Comirnaty.
To book via the electronic health care services, 16–17-year-olds need to identify themselves with strong identification or the guardian must have the right to act on behalf of the young person. Students aged over 18 can also use the myvaccine.turku.fi service, which is provided in three languages. Acting on behalf of a person who is aged 18 or over always requires a written power of attorney or an electronic agreement authorising it.
Appointments for 12–15-year-olds in risk groups can be booked only by calling the vaccination helpline. The definitions of the risk groups are the same as for adults. The only exception to adult risk groups is overweight, for which THL recommends using ISO-BMI, the body mass index for children. More information on vaccinations for 12–15-year-olds not in risk groups will be published later in the autumn.
Minors can decide on their vaccination themselves if the healthcare professional giving the vaccination considers that, based on his or her age and level of development, the child or the young person is capable of deciding on the vaccination. The law does not determine a minimum age for a child’s right to self-determination. The matter is always assessed on a case-by-case basis. If a young person does not wish to or is not able to decide whether to get the COVID-19 vaccination, consent from all guardians is required for giving the vaccination.
- Consent form for guardians in Finnish or Swedish: Huoltajan suostumus nuoren koronarokotukselle / Vårdnadshavarens samtycke till den ungas coronavaccination
Latest information and instructions
Up-to-date information on Turku’s COVID-19 situation and vaccination progress is available on our websites: