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Influenza vaccinations in Oulu 2018

Seasonal influenza vaccinations (‘flu shots’) give protect against influenza and complications of flu, such as bacterial pneumonia, ear infections, sinus infections and worsening of chronic medical conditions, such as congestive heart failure, asthma, or diabetes. Without the vaccination, at least one out of ten gets influenza.

Vaccination is free of charge for persons in risk groups. This includes all children between six months and six years old, anyone over 65, pregnant women, military conscripts and volunteers as well as social and healthcare professionals, those exposed to serious cases of influenza in their family or close circle, and others in risk groups due to illnesses or treatments. Others can obtain the vaccine for themselves or get it through workplace health services.

You may come to any City of Oulu healthcare centres the following days:

Saturday 10.11. from 9 to 16 (Family names A to L)

Saturday 24.11. from 9 to 16 (Family names M to Ö)

An extra day for vaccinations:

Tuesday 27.11. from 16 to 18

In Yli-Ii and Ylikiiminki health clinics the vaccination days are:

Monday 29.10. from 8 to 15

Tuesday 6.11. from 8 to 15

The vaccine in use this autumn is known as a quadrivalent because it combats four types of virus rather than three as last year’s trivalent jabs did. It should be more effective in limiting outbreaks of the flu.