Tuesday August 03, 2021

Helsinki shortens booster vaccine gap to 8 weeks

Published : 21 Jul 2021, 03:40

  DF Report

File Photo: City of Helsinki.

The City of Helsinki has created option for the city dwellers to take second dose of coronavirus vaccine within a span of eight weeks instead of 12 weeks.

Helsinkians can now make the appointment for the second vaccine earlier, said the City of Helsinki in a press release on Tuesday, adding that booster vaccine can be taken 8–12 weeks after the first vaccine.

However, there are many people waiting for the booster vaccine in Helsinki and a limited number of booster vaccine appointments available in the coming weeks.

The easiest way to change an appointment online. Anyone can also change an appointment by calling the appointment booking for corona vaccinations over phone.

The authority still recommends the 12-week interval. The recommendation is based on the fact that a longer time between the vaccines is proven to improve the effect of the vaccine and the length of the protection.