The coronavirus vaccine protects against the coronavirus disease caused by the SARS-CoV2 virus.
The coronavirus vaccine does not completely eliminate the risk of getting infected and infecting others, but it significantly reduces virus excretion and its spread from one person to another. Therefore, coronavirus vaccines can contribute to the creation of so-called indirect protection.
Thus, by getting vaccinated, you not only protect yourself but also others.
Together with other measures against the virus, vaccinations significantly help in fighting both local epidemics and the global pandemic. Every decision to get vaccinated counts.
First and second doses
The coronavirus vaccine is offered in Finland to all who are 5 years old and above.
Third vaccine doses
THL recommends that the third dose of the coronavirus vaccine be offered to everyone aged 18 and over.
- For those with severe immune deficiencies, a third dose is recommended when at least 2 months have passed from the second dose.
- For those aged 60 years and over and those in at-risk groups, a third vaccine dose can be administered when 3–4 months have passed from the second vaccination.
- For those under the age of 60, who are not part of an at-risk group, a third vaccine dose can be offered 4–6 months from the second dose.
Currently, the third dose of the vaccine is especially important for older people, as age is the most significant factor that makes people susceptible to severe coronavirus disease. The protective efficacy provided by the vaccines also seems to decline with older people more quickly than with the rest of the population.
The third dose of the vaccine will reduce the circulation of the virus in the population and further improves the protection against the severe form of the coronavirus disease. Third doses can prevent the spread of infections in younger age groups as well.
More information on vaccines
You read more information about the coronavirus vaccines from the webpage of Finnish Institute for health and welfare (THL).
How to get the vaccine in Kalajoki?
You can book an appointment for the vaccine by phone, tel. number: 044 4691 532.
Monday – Thursday 8 am until 3.30pm
Friday 8 am until 2 pm
We also organize Walk-in days, where you can get the vaccine without an appointment. The next ones are in following locations:
Kalajoki Helth Centre, Tohtorintie 4, 85100 Kalajoki
- Friday 14.1. WALK-IN at 8.30 am – 2 pm
- Saturday 22.1. Children’s WALK-IN at 9 am – 11 am
Shopping Centre Loisto, Matkailutie 312, 85100 Kalajoki
- Friday 21.1. WALK-IN at 8.30 am – 11 am
Kalajoki: Kalajoki Health Centre, Tohtorintie 4, 85100 Kalajoki
Merijärvi: Merijärven neuvola, Kirkkotie 6, 86220 Merijärvi
Himanka: Himangan neuvola, Kannuskyläntie 13, 68100 Himanka