The influenza epidemic has not yet begun in Finland, but some individual influenza A and B cases have been reported to the National Infectious Diseases Register.
The seasonal influenza vaccine is included in the National Immunisation Programme for young children, pregnant women, members of risk groups and their household contacts and carers, people over 65 years of age, social and health care personnel, and conscripts.
Others 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.
HPV, or human papilloma virus, causes several cancers.