Tuesday August 03, 2021

Coronavirus vaccines without appointment in Helsinki on Saturday

Published : 15 Jul 2021, 21:03

Updated : 15 Jul 2021, 21:05

  DF Report

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The City of Helsinki will make coronavirus vaccines available for the city dwellers without appointment on Saturday, said a press release of the city on Thursday.

The first dose could be taken at any vaccination point in Helsinki from 9.15 to 17.00.

The vaccination points are located at Jätkäsaari (Tyynenmerenkatu 6 L3), Malmi (Stadin ammattiopisto, Vanha Helsingintie 5/Latokartanontie 16), Messukeskus (Northern entrance, Ratapihantie 17) and Myllypuro (Metropolia, Myllypurontie 1).

The people should have an ID or Kela card with them at the vaccination point.

On Saturday, booster vaccines are given as normal to those who have made an appointment.

Director of Health and substance abuse services, Leena Turpeinen, recommends that everyone who is 16 years old or older and those who are 12–15 years old who belong to a risk group get vaccinated, if they are not already.

“Now it’s possible to drop by and get the vaccine if you go for a walk or drive, or even in a group. We are trying this for the first time now on Saturday and depending on the result we might offer this possibility more frequently,” said Turpeinen.

At the moment, 65% of Helsinkians have received the first coronavirus jab. Of people aged 70 and over more than 90% have received the first jab. For 50–69-year-olds, the vaccination coverage is 80–90%, for 35–49-year-olds 70–80%, and for 20–34-year-olds 60–70%.