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60+, risk group get 3rd COVID vaccine dose without appointment

Published : 13 Jan 2022, 01:32

Updated : 13 Jan 2022, 01:36

  DF Report

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People age 60 or older and those belonging to at-risk groups 1 and 2 can now receive a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine without an appointment at vaccination points in Helsinki, said the City of Helsinki in a press release on Wednesday.

Those belonging to these groups may receive a third dose after at least 3 months have elapsed after their second dose. The person to be vaccinated the third dose must be over 18 years of age.

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

“We want to ensure that Helsinki residents over the age of 60 or belonging to at-risk groups receive their third vaccinations as quickly as possible. Vaccination of the elderly and those at risk is important because they have a higher risk of serious coronavirus disease,” said Timo Lukkarinen, Medical Director of Health Stations.

People also can book an appointment for a third dose at online or making phone call.

Third vaccine doses are also given to adults aged 18–59 on appointment.