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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

Current vaccination

Tick-borne encephalitis

Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) vaccine is given in the National Vaccination Program for all people over the age of tree who are long-term residents or resident in risk areas of the tick-borne encephalitis.

National Institute of Health and Welfate defines risk areas each year. Outside the risk areas you can take the vaccine at your own epense or it can be arranged by your employer. The vaccine is recommended for people who spend plenty of time in nature in the risk areas. Tick-borne encephalitis fever occurs locally in continental Finland.

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Prevalence in Finland

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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 local travel
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The most important vaccines for travellers are the same basic immunisations that should 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 commonly found in regions including the Swedish archipelago.

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30.5.2018

The national vaccination register of Finland shows that influenza vaccination coverage of children below three years of age improved by three percentage points this season. Influenza vaccination coverage for people 65 years of age and older also increased slightly and is currently at 48 per cent.

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16.4.2018

The tetanus vaccination booster interval has been lengthened from 10 years to 20 years in adults of working age. Tetanus has become very rare in Finland and average anti-tetanus antibody levels in the Finnish population are high. 

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28.2.2018

The national vaccination register’s vaccination coverage report shows that there has been a good vaccination coverage rate throughout Finland for children born in 2015. There are differences depending on the type of vaccine and the region, however.