Vaccinating children in Turku aged 5-11 against coronavirus are currently underway. Vaccinations for children are given at Satakunnantie vaccination reception. (Updated 6.9.2022)

Coronavirus vaccinations for children

 Vaccinations for children are given at Satakunnantie vaccination receptioncentre every weekday without advance booking.

  • Monday-Friday from 8:45 to 15:15, Satakunnantie vaccination receptioncentre, Satakunnantie 105

Vaccinating a child requires the consent of the child's guardian or both guardians, to be given either in writing, or orally on the spot.
Guardian's consent to the vaccination of an underage person for coronavirus (PDF, in Finnish)

BOOK A VACCINATION APPOINTMENT

One appointment is sufficient for the vaccination of one person only.

Or

Through the City of Turku COVID-19 vaccination helpline, tel. +358 2 266 0159 (open Mon-Fri between 8 am and 2 pm)

CANCELLING AN APPOINTMENT

If you cannot make it to your appointment and it must be cancelled, there are two ways to do so:

Through eTerveyspalvelut no later than 24 hours before the appointment. Cancellation of the appointment is below the appointment.

After cancelling the appointment, you can book a new appointment online through eTerveyspalvelut or through the City of Turku COVID-19 vaccination helpline

Coronavirus Vaccinations in Turku:

Frequently asked questions:

Further information:

  • Coronavirus vaccinations are offered to all those five years of age and over.
     
  • Vaccinating a child requires the consent of the child's guardian or both guardians, to be given either in writing, or orally on the spot.
    Guardian's consent to the vaccination of an underage person for coronavirus (PDF, in Finnish)
     
  • The coronavirus vaccine for children aged 5-11 is the BioNTech-Pfizerin Comirnaty vaccine, of which a preparation containing a smaller dose is used specifically for this age group.
     
  • The vaccination is voluntary and free of charge.

The second Coronavirus vaccination of children

  • Children can receive the second vaccine 6 weeks after the first vaccine. Make sure you have at least 6 weeks of your child's first vaccine.
  • You can book an appointment electronically through Electronic Health Care Services or by phone or participate in pop up vaccinations without an appointment.

Vaccinations for children are given at Satakunnantie vaccination reception

 Vaccinations for children are given at Satakunnantie vaccination receptioncentre every weekday without advance booking.

  • Monday-Friday from 8:45 to 15:15, Satakunnantie vaccination receptioncentre, Satakunnantie 105

Vaccinating a child requires the consent of the child's guardian or both guardians, to be given either in writing, or orally on the spot.
Guardian's consent to the vaccination of an underage person for coronavirus (PDF, in Finnish)

Most common side effects of coronavirus vaccines for children are mild and short-term

Based on gathered information, the most common side effects for children have been similar to those among vaccine recipients 12 years and older. Most of the side effects are mild and of short duration, such as redness and swelling at the point of injection, fever, headache and fatigue, muscle aches, and chills.

By taking the vaccine, a child can protect both themselves and people close to them from coronavirus disease, and especially its severe forms. Although children rarely come down with severe coronavirus disease, a clinical picture requiring hospitalisation, prolonged symptoms, or secondary diseases may also affect children.

What needs to be considered when arriving for a vaccination?

  • Come without coronavirus symptoms
  • Practice good hand hygiene
  • Take your Kela card with you
  • Wear a shirt that is easy to remove
  • After the vaccination be prepared to wait at the vaccination spot for about 15 minutes