Covid-19 vaccinations are proceeding well at Kalajoki. Below you can find more information about schedule etc.
The vaccinations take place at Kalajoki Health Centre until the 5th of June, and after that at Merenoja Comprehensive School. In Himanka and in Merijärvi the vaccinations are given at the child health centres (neuvola). The COVID-19 vaccinations are carried out in the order determined by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL).
Vaccination appointments can be booked electronically or via telephone (number given below).
- Kalajoki Health Centre, Tohtorintie 4, 85100 Kalajoki
- Merenoja Comprehensive School, Pohjankyläntie 6, 85100 Kalajoki
- Himanka Child Health Centre, Kannuskyläntie 13, 68100 Himanka
- Merijärvi Child Health Centre, Kirkkotie 6, 86220 Merijärvi
At present, the electronic booking system is only available in Finnish. Booking an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination electronically requires strong identification using online bank user identifiers, a mobile ID or an ID chip card.
In order to use electronic services, you will need to make an electronic service contract. Book a vaccination appointment electronically via this link.
Booking an appointment via telephone
You can also book an appointment via telephone.
Telephone booking is open Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 12p.m. on 044 4691 532. Please use only this number if you want to book an appointment!
Who are currently being vaccinated
Appointments for over 20-year-olds
At present, all residents of Kalajoki and Merijärvi over 20 years of age can book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination at Kalajoki Health Centre, Himanka Child Health Centre or Merijärvi Child Health Centre. You can use the link above.
The COVID-19 vaccine offers protection against the Coronavirus disease and especially against its severe forms. The vaccinations are voluntary and free of charge.
Appointments are added as we receive more vaccines. The vaccine used depends on which vaccine product is available at the time.
The booking systems (electronic and telephone) are only used to book an appointment for the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. The appointment for the booster dose (12 weeks after the first one) is made on the spot during the the first vaccination.
The vaccinations take place at Kalajoki Health Centre and from the 7th of June onwards at Merenoja Comprehensive School. Separate vaccination days will be organised at the child health centres in Himanka and Merijärvi, and you will be informed of the dates when booking an appointment.
Appointments for 16-19-year-olds who belong to at-risk groups
Vaccination appointments for those belonging to at-risk groups (listed below) can be booked via telephone Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 12p.m. on 044 4691 532. Please use only this number if you want to book an appointment! (The electronic booking system is not available for these groups.)
The at-risk groups consist of people with the following underlying medical conditions:
- Condition or disease that is highly predisposing to a severe form of COVID-19
- Organ transplant or stem cell transplant
- Active cancer treatment
- Severe disorder of the immune system
- Severe chronic renal (kidney) disease
- Severe chronic pulmonary disease
- Type 2 diabetes with medication
- Adults with Down syndrome
- Condition or disease that is predisposing to a severe form of COVID-19
- Neurological disorder or condition that affects breathing
- Immunosuppressive drug therapy for an autoimmune disease
- Asthma requiring continuous medication
- Severe heart disease, e.g. heart failure (excluding mere hypertension)
- Severe chronic liver disease
- Type 1 diabetes or adrenal insufficiency
- Sleep apnoea
- Morbid obesity (BMI over 40)
A more comprehensive list of the previously mentioned diseases can be found on the website of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL). An individual citizen cannot choose a particular vaccine product for him- or herself. As far as the use of different vaccines is concerned, we follow the instructions of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL).
Clients of home care
Home care nurses take care of the vaccination of those in home care. Clients of home care who have already booked a vaccination appointment can go and get vaccinated at the health centre assisted by a carer/family member.
If you are not a client of home care and, due to diminished capacity, cannot come to the Health Centre for the vaccination either by yourself or assisted, you can ask for a home visit on 044 4691 5690 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vaccinations of the majority population
We open the appointment booking gradually for younger age groups as we receive more vaccines. Follow the information given on the COVID-19 information page and on Facebook.
When arriving for your vaccination appointment:
- You will be informed of the location when booking the appointment.
- The vaccine will be injected into the deltoid muscle (upper arm). Please wear something that is easy to remove, e.g. a t-shirt under a jacket.
- Please wear a face mask, and go to your vaccine appointment only when healthy.