Coronavirus and vaccinations

For reliable and up-to-date information on vaccinations, please visit the online service.

The website offers information on the vaccines included in the national vaccination programme and the diseases these vaccines help prevent, as well as up-to-date information on authorised COVID-19 vaccines in Finland. The website is administered and produced by the Pharmaceutical Information Centre.

You can track Finland’s progress on COVID-19 vaccinations on the THL vaccination data webpage (available in Finnish and Swedish).

Adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccines are tracked by Fimea’s online service. You can also report any adverse reactions to Fimea.

Pneumococcal vaccines

Virus infections can reduce your resistance to diseases, which means that it can be more likely to develop bacterial pneumonia. The pneumonia vaccine prevents post-infection bacterial pneumonia. The pneumonia vaccine is generally recommended to people with chronic lung diseases.

Pneumococcal vaccines are not yet part of the national vaccination program for adults. The matter has been discussed in the government’s budget proposal for 2020. The pneumococcal vaccine is self-funded. Proceed as follows if you want the vaccine:

  • Ask the attending physician for a prescription for the vaccine.
  • Pick up the medicine from the pharmacy.
  • Make an appointment at the health center for vaccination.