Monday June 21, 2021

Vaccination of 30-34 age group begins in Helsinki

Published : 05 Jun 2021, 00:19

  DF Report

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Helsinki will begin vaccinating local residents belonging to the 30-34 age group from next week, according to the City of Helsinki.

The booking of vaccination appointments will open on Monday, said the City of Helsinki in a press release on Friday.

People born in 1987-1991 can make a vaccination appointment online or over phone.

Vaccinations are being carried out at the vaccination points of Jätkäsaari, Messukeskus, Malmi and Myllypuro.

Vaccines will be administered in Helsinki without delay as they become available. At the moment, more than 280,000 Helsinki residents have received their first vaccine jab.

The coverage for elderly people is extremely good. More than 90% of persons aged 70 and over have already received the first jab. For 55–69-year-olds, the vaccination coverage is 80% or higher.

Around 75% of 45–54-year-olds have been vaccinated. The vaccination coverage of 40-44-year-olds is still under 70 percent.

“Thank you to the people of Helsinki for the high number of vaccinations that have already been taken. Furthermore, Helsinki residents belonging to the older age groups can also book a time for vaccinations, and it is also worth doing so,” said Director of Health and Substance Abuse Services Leena Turpeinen.

Persons who have already had COVID-19 are offered the vaccine after at least six months have passed from the onset of symptoms or the diagnosis of the illness.