BOOKING VACCINATION APPOINTMENTS 

New time slots

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)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

VACCINATION ORDER RECOMMENDED BY THL:

(uppdated 27.4.2021)
 

  • People aged between 16 and 17 and belong to a medical risk group 2  have to book their time by telephone.
     
  • People aged between 16 and 17 will be given Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine
     
  • 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).
     
  • The vaccination appointment is personal. Family members, persons living in the same household and other close ones of a person who belongs to a risk group will not be vaccinated at the same time. They will need to wait for vaccination appointments assigned for their respective groups.

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

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.