The Immigrants section of the Rokotustieto.fi website has now also been published in Somali. The Immigrants section provides information on the necessary vaccinations and the vaccination program for people who have moved to Finland.
The pneumococcal vaccine is now offered free of charge to 65-84-year-olds with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and to severely immunocompromised people under 75 years of age.
The corona virus (SARS-CoV-2) causes primarily an acute respiratory infection that is spread as a droplet infection. The clinical picture may vary from almost asymptomatic to severe. Advanced age particularly combined with a basic illness increases the risk of a severe illness and death.
The number of tick-borne encephalitis cases decreased slightly last year – Espoo Suvisaaristo included in the national vaccination programThursday 27.04.2023 klo 12:49
According to the Infectious Diseases Registry of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), a total of 123 cases of tick-borne encephalitis were reported in 2022, which is slightly less than the 148 cases in 2021. In previous years, there have been fewer than 100 cases.
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.
The Finnish National Medicines Day is celebrated on March 16, 2023 with the theme "Keys to Medicinal Treatment – Making Your Treatment Path Smoother"Wednesday 15.03.2023 klo 10:48
The Finnish National Medicines Day is a national theme day for all users of medicines and health care professionals, celebrated on March 16 with the theme "Keys to Medicinal Treatment – Making Your Treatment Path Smoother".
Over 7300 deaths due to Covid-19 were prevented in Finland by the end of March 2022 by Covid-19 vaccinationsMonday 23.01.2023 klo 12:39
According to the preliminary analysis of The Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Covid-19 vaccinations prevented over 7300 deaths due to Covid-19 during the time period 27.12.2020–31.3.2022. Additionally, the vaccinations may have prevented over a thousand deaths where Covid-19 would have been a contributing factor.
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.
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.
According to a study almost all (96 %) Finns consider vaccinations important for preventing serious diseases.
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.
The fourth coronavirus vaccine dose is now recommended for people aged 70-79 years who belong to a risk groupMonday 06.06.2022 klo 13:18
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. Immunization saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions.