Coronavirus vaccin

Updated on 23rd of September

Drop-in vaccination

In accordance with Finland’s COVID-19 vaccination strategy, the vaccination is offered free of charge to everyone

All coronavirus vaccines used in Finland require two doses – i.e., two injections. The Finnish institute for health and welfare, THL, recommends 12 weeks as the interval between the vaccinations for all coronavirus vaccines.

Vaccination in Jakobstad (Pietarsaari), Nykarleby (Uusikaarlepyy), Pedersöre and Larsmo (Luoto)


Everyone over 12 years old

You will get the second dose same place as the first one. The vaccine is free of charge. 

You can get vaccinated in any of our vaccination places. If you can not find right time and place for you, please call 06 781 0330 and we will find suitable time and place for you.

The booking of vaccination for 12–15-year-olds can be done by the young person themselves or by a guardian.

A 12–15-year-old can decide to get vaccinated if a qualified within the health care institution agrees that the young person considering the age and development level is capable of making the decision on their own.     

If the 12–15-year-old does not want to take the vaccine, or can’t decide about it on its own, a written agreement is needed from the guardian, by using the form available for downloading here. If the 12–15-year-old has more than one guardian, permission is needed from all guardians.

Are you pregnant? Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, THL, recommends the vaccine for you because the deltavarient increases the risk of severe covid-19 disease during pregnancy. More information can be found here in Finnish. 

Did you get time for second dose 12 weeks after the first one? You can now take the second dose earlier. Book new appointment online to minumum of 8 weeks from the first dose. Previous appointment that was given to you will be removed automatically when you book new appointment.

Book online here. 

Book vaccination by phone 06 781 0330, weekdays 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

  • If you absolutely must cancel your booking and Vihta system doesn't work, please call 6 781 0330, open weekdays 8 a.m.–3 p.m. If the number is not in use on that day, call on the following day, even if your appointment has already passed.

The Department of Social Services and Health Care asks the public to adhere to the given vaccination times and not reschedule appointments without compelling reasons.

Trips, activities and good weather are not valid reasons to reschedule vaccination appointments. However, in cases of sickness or urgent family reasons appointments can be rescheduled.

Rescheduling may cause available vaccination doses to be left unused and undermine the efficient use of the medical personnel’s valuable time.

Drop-in vaccination

Drop-in vaccination against covid-19 will be held:

  • 28th of September from 4 to 7 p.m. at health care center in Jakobstad/Pietarsaari
  • 29th of September from 3 to 5 p.m. at welfare center in Nykarleby/Uusikaarlepyy

Take ID card with you. You don't need to book appointment.

Please note that the drop-in will only be for those taking their first vaccine dose. If you have had covid-19, you must wait 6 months before getting the vaccine.

Please come only if you are healthy and remember to keep distance, wear a face mask and take care of good hand hygiene.

You will get appointment for the second dose when you get the first one, even in drop-in. You will get the second dose about 8 weeks after the first one in the same place.

If you have any questions, please call 06 7810330 (open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

More information about vaccines

Last edited 24.09.2021