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Press release Published on 12.11.2021, 10:21

Influenza vaccines for at-risk groups and their families in HUS hospitals without appointment—it's easy to stop by

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  • influenza

The vaccination point in Meilahti Hospital opens on November 15, 2021. Coronavirus vaccines will not be given out at the influenza vaccination points.

“Getting the influenza vaccine is important again this year as the coronavirus pandemic continues. With the lifting of the coronavirus restrictions, the influenza epidemic may arrive with a greater intensity after a 1.5-year break,” says Deputy Chief Physician Eeva Ruotsalainen from HUS Inflammation Center.

At the walk-in vaccination points in HUS hospitals, Uusimaa residents for whom influenza is an essential health risk and their close family members can get the influenza vaccine by taking a queue number. More on who's at-risk on the THL (Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare) website (in Finnish).

The first few days may be busy so it is best to be prepared for queues. Alternatively, you can visit at a later date. Coronavirus vaccines will not be given out at the influenza vaccination points.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, special attention is paid to the safety of the staff and the people getting their vaccines. You should only come in for the vaccine if you have no symptoms of a respiratory infection. Remember to keep a safe distance, maintain good hand hygiene, and wear a mask. Face masks are available at the vaccination points.

The vaccination points are located in five HUS hospitals: Meilahti Hospital, Comprehensive Cancer Center, New Children's Hospital, Surgical Hospital, and Hyvinkää Hospital. Children are vaccinated only in New Children's Hospital (over the age of 6 months) and Surgical Hospital (over the age of 3).

The vaccination point in Meilahti Hospital is open from November 15 through December 13, 2021 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.