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Guest blog: Cancers caused by HPV can be eradicated by vaccination

Friday 25.08.2023 klo 11:28

Katja Kero

One of the priority projects of the European Union's cancer control program aims to root out cancers caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) by 2030 in the EU. The EU's goal is vaccination coverage exceeding 90% for girls and a significant increase in vaccination coverage for boys. 

Every child deserves to be vaccinated

Monday 15.05.2023 klo 09:42

The vaccination of children helps to prevent many diseases that were once common and are, at worst, life threatening. The youngest children are at the greatest risk of getting these diseases.

Finland started vaccinations in the early 1800s with vaccinations against smallpox, but the country continued to have a high rate of child mortality for a long time. 

International vaccination week’s theme this year is The Big Catch-Up

Monday 24.04.2023 klo 12:33


Each year, the international vaccination week is celebrated during the last week of April (April 24–30). The aim of the theme week is to protect people from vaccine-preventable diseases by promoting the use of vaccines. Vaccines save millions of human lives every year and inarguably form one of the most successful and cost-effective health measures.  

Updated vaccination recommendations for children under 12 years of age

Thursday 29.12.2022 klo 14:03

Lapset pulkkamäessä

The Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) have updated their COVID-19 vaccination recommendations for children under 12 years of age. COVID-19 vaccinations are not recommended for all children but some children may benefit from the vaccine based on individual assessment. 

The distribution of influenza vaccines has started

Thursday 13.10.2022 klo 13:33

Woman measuring child's fever

This season’s influenza vaccine distribution has started in September, and the vaccination of social and health care personnel has already begun. Other groups entitled to a free-of-charge influenza vaccine, e.g. those over 65 years and those under 7 years, will begin in October or November.

A digital vaccination card makes it easier to take care of one’s vaccinations

Monday 12.09.2022 klo 12:05

A new study shows that vaccination coverage could be strengthened with a digital vaccination card. 79 % of Finns believe that they would take better care of their vaccinations, if vaccination information was included in e.g. a digital vaccination card in the Omakanta service. Additionally over nine in ten people (91 %) would like to be reminded when it’s time to take a booster shot.