Coronavirus vaccinations in Hämeenlinna
Corona vaccination information for immigrants in Hämeenlinna
The CORONAVIRUS VACCINE is useful because it effectively prevents a serious coronavirus infection caused by the SARS-CoV2 virus. At worst, the disease can take you to the hospital and be deadly. The risk of a serious infection is highest with old people and people with chronic diseases. Other adults should also take the vaccination. Taking the corona vaccine is free of charge for everyone.
Many other countries require a corona vaccination certificate or a certificate that states that the person has already had COVID from arriving passengers.
An order has been issued in Finland on the vaccination order. Older people and medical personnel have been the first to be vaccinated.
VACCINATIONS are given in order of age. In May, vaccinations are given to people over the age of 40, after that to people under the age of 40 and during the summer, gradually to people younger than that.
All those aged 16 or over, whose underlying disease increases the risk of serious coronavirus infections, are already receiving the vaccination. They belong to the risk groups for coronavirus, for example, due to pulmonary disease, diabetes, obesity or cancer treatment.
Pregnant persons, healthy children and young people under the age of 18 are not yet being vaccinated.
KEEP YOUR ID CARD (e.g. Kela card) ON DISPLAY WHEN BOOKING A TIME AND WHEN GOING TO THE VACCINATION
YOU CAN RECEIVE THE VACCINATION by either making an appointment by phone or electronically.
- If you have online banking codes, you can make an appointment electronically at koronarokotuksetkantahame.fi
- Or you can call the appointment hotline at 03 6219893. Your number is saved and you will receive a call later. Note! The appointment time for the coronavirus vaccination cannot be booked at a health centre. If you need to cancel your vaccination for an important reason, you should notify the health centre of the cancellation.
- If necessary, you can also get help with booking the vaccination appointment at the Kastelli info-point for immigrants, on weekdays from Mon to Fri 9–11 am.
THE VACCINATION SITE is the Verkatehdas Arts and Congress Centre, address Paasikiventie 2, a large red brick cultural centre.
On the vaccination days, instructors guide the persons arriving for the vaccination to the right place on the parking lot, at the front door and inside. Arrive 5 minutes before your vaccination appointment.
PLEASE NOTE WHEN ARRIVING:
- you must be healthy, with no runny nose, cough, fever, sore throat or common cold.
- No more than one accompanying person allowed.
- It is not allowed to come to the vaccinations during quarantine or while being infected with the coronavirus.
- Bring your ID card (Kela card).
At the door, a hand sanitizer dispenser and face masks are available for your use.
The vaccination is injected into the upper arm, wear clothes that make it easy to expose your shoulder. After the vaccination, you must sit down for a moment before leaving.
There are usually no symptoms AFTER THE VACCINATION, but some may experience fever, headache or a slight pain/itching in the injection spot on the next day.
The booster vaccine is given after 3 months, for which you will receive an appointment at the first vaccination appointment.