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Vaccinations according to the vaccination program

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By providing the required information, you will get a list of vaccines you should have received according to the National Vaccination Program. Reference: National Institute of Health and Welfare History of the vaccination program

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Influenza

The seasonal influenza vaccine is included in the National Immunisation Programme for children under 7 years of age, pregnant women, members of risk groups and their household contacts and caregivers, people over 65 years of age, social and health care personnel, and conscripts.

Additionally, people situated in long-term institutional circumstances, e.g. reception centers or prisons are entitled to free of charge vaccinations. Other people can take the vaccine at their own expense or it may be included in one's occupational health care. Influenza viruses change rapidly so the vaccination offers protection only one influenza season at a time.

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Up-to-date influenza review (in Finnish)

 

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Vaccinations are no longer needed
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Smallpox is the only disease that has been globally eradicated. Other diseases, such as measles, are a good example of the importance of maintaining vaccination coverage.

Vaccinations cause autism
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The study that linked the MMR vaccine with autism has been proved false. Vaccine safety is carefully monitored and the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks.

Vaccines should not be administered to pregnant women
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Many vaccines benefit the health of the mother as well as the child.

Do vaccines contain dangerous amounts of toxins?
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The quantities are much lower than what we take in from food and beverages and our living environment, in general.

Vaccinations are not necessary for nearby travel
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The most important vaccines for travellers are the same basic immunisations that are recommended to be kept up to date even in Finland. Even those travelling to nearby regions should get the Hepatitis A vaccine and the influenza vaccine. Tick-borne encephalitis is found in regions including the Swedish archipelago.

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25.11.2021

We often have reservations about things that are new and unknown to us. During the coronavirus pandemic, there have been misgivings about vaccines.