Tuesday April 13, 2021

Vaccination of 45-64 risk group begins in Helsinki

Published : 06 Apr 2021, 22:28

Updated : 06 Apr 2021, 22:52

  DF Report

Photo: City of Helsinki.

The COVID-19 vaccinations process for Helsinki residents aged 45-64 this year with an illness or condition that exposes to severe COVID-19 has begun on Tuesday, said the city in a press release on Tuesday.

Helsinki residents belonging to risk group 2 and born between 1957-76 can book a vaccination appointment at bookcovidvaccine.fi from 16:00 hours on Tuesday and appointments can be booked over phone at the number 09 310 46300 from Wednesday morning.

Illnesses or conditions that expose a person to severe COVID-19 are asthma requiring continuous medication, severe heart disease, including heart failure (but not just hypertension), neurological illness or condition that affects breathing, immunosuppressive medication for autoimmune disease, severe chronic liver disease, type 1 diabetes or adrenal insufficiency, moderate to severe sleep apnoea, psychotic disorder, and morbid obesity.

More information on illnesses exposing people to severe COVID-19 and on the groups currently being vaccinated can be found at coronavaccination-en.hel.fi.

Vaccinations are given at the vaccination points in Jätkäsaari, Messukeskus, Malmi, and Myllypuro.