Vaccinations against Coronavirus

Last updated 9.7.2021 at 14.00. The webpage will be updated as the situation evolves.

At the moment in Oulu, vaccinations are offered to residents:

Book a vaccination appointment.

Notifications about booking schedule for various groups will be posted on this webpage. The vaccination is free of charge. We comply with the national schedule for vaccination in stages.  The pace of vaccinations depends on the amount of vaccine available in Oulu. You always have to book an appointment for your vaccination.

Vaccinations without an appointment are available in July - read more

If you had coronavirus, your vaccination is not urgent. Book an appointment for coronavirus vaccination no earlier than 1 month after you became ill with coronavirus.

All coronavirus vaccines used in Finland can be given at the same time as other vaccines.

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Book a vaccination appointment

Eligible for vaccination are

Vaccination is voluntary. A minor may decide to take the vaccine themselves if the vaccinationer considers the young person to be mature enough to make a decision. If the young person is unable or unwilling to decide on their vaccination themselves, consent to vaccination is sought from the parents. If a young person has more than one parent, consent to vaccination from all parents is required.  Parents can give their consent to the coronavirus vaccination using the form (at the moment only in finnish). Fill out and print the form and take it with you to vaccination.

Children's risk groups are the same as previously defined adult risk groups. Only exception for children for is overweight. Body mass index of 35 or higher is used for children.

 

Book a vaccination appointment

  • booking for appointments on the phone, tel.  08 558 41415 Mondays to Thursdays between 8:00 and 16:00, Fridays between 8:00 and 15:00.

If you can´t communicate in Finnish, English or Swedish, you can have language assistance from the multilingual counselling of the City of Oulu.

If you book a vaccination appointment on the phone, we recommend you to leave a message to be called back. Do not wait on the line or call the number several times.

 Booking an appointment for another person can be made only on the phone.

 

Vaccination time-schedule in Oulu

Groups to be vaccinated Time-schedule Vaccine
Social welfare and healthcare workers carrying out corona-related tasks Vaccinated Biontech-Pfizer

Staff and residents at housing service and residential care facilities for senior citizens

Vaccinated Biontech-Pfizer,
Astra­ Zeneca
Home care clients (please refer to the vaccination time-schedule for home care) Vaccinated

Moderna,
Astra­ Zeneca 

Persons aged 16 or older

Vaccinations in process. Booking open.

Biontech-Pfizer, Moderna  (Moderna vaccine is only given to 18-year-olds and older)

12-15-year-olds in risk group 1

Vaccinations in process. Booking open.

Biontech-Pfizer
12-15-year-olds in risk group 2 Vaccinations in process. Booking open. Biontech-Pfizer

 

Vaccination of home care clients

Most home care clients will be vaccinated at home, however, mobility and condition allowing, they may book an appointment also for the age group specific mass vaccination.

In residential homes, vaccinations are given to clients receiving home care services. The vaccination will be provided by the client’s home care provider once the vaccine is available. Mobility and condition allowing, an appointment may also be booked for the age group specific mass vaccination at Ouluhalli.

 

Vaccination centres and sites

Available vaccination sites and times are listed online or you are told about access on the phone. A vaccination appointment has to be booked in advance.

Addresses of the vaccination sites

  • Ouluhalli, Ouluhallintie 20. See the map for entry directions (in finnish). 
    At the moment, the first vaccination doses are only given in Ouluhalli, but second vaccination doses are also available at other vaccination sites.
  • Haukipudas Welfare Centre, Simppulanharjuntie A16
  • Kiiminki, Jaarantie 4, old Jokiranta School
  • Oulunsalo Healthcare Centre, Kauppiaantie 10
  • Yli-Ii Healthcare Clinic, Kirkkotie 2
  • Ylikiiminki Healthcare Clinic, Vesaisenlinnantie 2

We ask family or friends kindly to help senior citizens with the booking and transport.

Please, remember the importance of wearing a mask and follow the recommendations also after the vaccination.

 

Recommendations for pregnant women 

The Finnish Institute for Health and welfare (THL) says that those who are pregnant may be vaccinated against coronavirus if they wish. Read more from the website of THL.

 

Instructions for those coming to get their vaccination

  • Come only if you are healthy, wear a mask.
  • Wear a blouse or shirt of elastic material with short sleeves.
  • Have an ID card or driving licence ready to prove your identity.
  • If you are an informal carer, bring the decision on informal care with you.
  • After the vaccination, you may be asked to wait for 15 minutes.
  • You need to have 2 doses of the vaccine. Biontech-Pfizer and Moderna vaccine have a dose interval of 12 weeks. The dose interval for AstraZeneca vaccine is 8-12 weeks. The dose interval can only be reduced for justified reasons. A legitimate reason is not, for example, a trip abroad.

 

Second dose of the vaccine

When you get the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, you will be given a time for the second dose of the vaccine. 

 

After the vaccination

Even if you have had coronavirus infection or been vaccinated against it, it is important to keep on wearing a mask and follow recommendations as well. See the recommendations and restrictions in force in Oulu.

 

The EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate

The EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate will be available in My Kanta Pages as from 22 June 2021. The certificate replaces the previous national COVID-19 vaccination certificate. The aim is that the other EU COVID-19 certificates — i.e. a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test and a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 — will also be available in the My Kanta Pages as of 14 July.

How to get the EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate in My Kanta Pages

  1. Log in to My Kanta Pages on the kanta.fi website with your own means of identification, such as online banking codes or mobile certificate.
  2. Select COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate from the menu on the left-hand side. You will also find a link to the certificate section on the front page of My Kanta Pages.
  3. Download the certificate by clicking the link “Avaa koronarokotustodistus (PDF)”. If you have a certificate, it will open in a new tab in PDF format.
  4. Save the PDF file in your own phone or take a screenshot of it. That way you will have the certificate when you need it. You can also print the certificate on paper.

The EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate contains information about the COVID-19 vaccinations the person has received. 

The national COVID-19 vaccination certificate will automatically be replaced by the EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate in the My Kanta Pages. A national COVID-19 vaccination certificate stored on a mobile phone or printed out from the My Kanta Pages, for example, should also be replaced by the EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate, which is more widely recognised by the EU Member States.

All these certificate types will be free for people, and they will available in Finnish, Swedish and English.

​​​​​​​The COVID-19 vaccination certificate can be viewed in My Kanta Pages within five days of receiving the vaccination at the latest. If the vaccination certificate is missing from Omakanta and you urgently need a certificate for the necessary reason, you can get an international vaccination certificate by contacting your own welfare centre. For the time being, the vaccination certificate ordered from the welfare centre is exceptionally free of charge.

For more information, please see page COVID-19 Certificate (Kanta.fi)

 

More information about corona vaccinations

Vaccines and coronavirus (THL)

Are corona vaccines safe? See Frequently Asked Questions about Corona Vaccine on THL website. See frequently asked questions and answers on THL webpage

Vaccination schedule (THL)

Efficacy of vaccines against COVID-19 (THL)

Information about corona vaccine by the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

The Finnish Medicines Agency Fimea’s frequently asked questions about corona vaccines.