The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has approved the inclusion of the HPV vaccine for boys into the National Immunisation Programme.
Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) vaccine is given in the National Vaccination Program for all people over the age of three who are long-term residents or resident in risk areas of the tick-borne encephalitis.
National Institute of Health and Welfare defines the risk areas each year. Outside the risk areas you can take the vaccine at your own expense or it may be included in your occupational health care. The vaccine is recommended for people who spend plenty of time in nature in the risk areas. Tick-borne encephalitis occurs locally in continental Finland.
World Immunization Week – celebrated in the last week of April (24 to 30 April) – aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease.
Tick-borne encephalitis is a brain inflammation caused by the TBE virus that is transmitted through a tick bite.