In working life

According to the Finnish Act on Occupational Safety and Health, employers are required to take care of the safety and health of their employees while at work.
  • Employers pay for vaccines required by their employees due to work-related reasons and business travel. Employers are compensated for these occupational health care expenses by the Social Insurance Institution of Finland.
  • The occupational health care provider also administers the basic vaccines and boosters included in the National Immunisation Programme.
  • People employed in certain special industries may require a more extensive immunisation schedule due to the nature of their work. Vaccinations protect employees and the people they work with.
  • Ensuring the appropriate immunisation of those who work with children, the elderly and sick people is particularly important. Separate vaccination guidelines have also been issued for groups including waste management employees, prison personnel, police officers and people who work outdoors in various positions.  More information is available on the website of the National Institute for Health and Welfare 
  • For information on vaccinations for employees going on expatriate assignments, please refer to the Traveller’s Health Guide published by the National Institute for Health and Welfare

Further reading

Page published 30.4.2018
Page edited 6.6.2018