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, 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 6.6.2018