Vaccination

Vaccines are part of Finnish health care. Children receive the basic vaccinations included in the National Immunisation Programme from child health clinics and school health care, students from student health care, and adults from their local health centre or occupational health care provider.
  • The vaccines included in the National Immunisation Programme are free of charge for everyone. People who are in a risk group for a given disease due to an underlying condition or life situation are offered an expanded immunisation schedule free of charge.
  • Health centres and occupational health care providers can also provide vaccines that are not included in the National Immunisation Programme. These may be necessary for international travel, for example. Such vaccines are subject to charges.
  • Vaccines are also available from private medical centres and travel clinics against payment.
  • The majority of vaccines are administered by injection, while some are taken orally. The latest innovation in vaccine delivery is an influenza vaccine in the form of a nasal spray.

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Page published 30.4.2018
Page edited 6.6.2018