Who pays?

The vaccines included in the National Immunisation Programme are funded by tax revenue. They are free of charge for everyone. As a rule, other vaccinations must be purchased at one’s own expense.
  • Children receive the basic vaccinations included in the National Immunisation Programme from child health clinics or school health care, students from student health care and adults from their local health centre or occupational health care provider free of charge.
  • 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 funded by tax revenue.
  • Vaccines that are not included in the National Immunisation Programme, such as those taken for the purpose of international travel, are subject to a charge.
  • 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.

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Page published 30.4.2018
Page edited 9.7.2021