Vaccinations against Coronavirus

Last updated 15.8.2022. The webpage will be updated as the situation evolves.

At the moment in Oulu, vaccinations are offered to residents aged 5 or older.

First or second dose of COVID-19 vaccine for residents aged 12 or older : 
Book an appointment for vaccination

If you are 18 years of age or older, you may also receive Novavax (Nuvaxovid) vaccine if you wish (booking only by phone, tel.  08 558 41415 Mondays to Thursdays between 8:00 and 16:00, Fridays between 8:00 and 15:00)

Third dose of COVID-19 vaccine: See instructions

Fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine: See instructions
Fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine is recommended when at least 3 months have passed since the third vaccination to those:

  • Aged 60 and above
  • Persons in medical high-risk groups 1 and 2 and aged 18 and above
    List of medical at-risk groups
  • Seniors living in care homes
  • To those who are seriously immunocompromised (aged 12 years and older)

 

Fifth dose of COVID-19 vaccine: See instructions
Fifth dose of COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for those aged 12 or over whose immune system is severely weakened.

 

You can get vaccinations at Limingantulli (Nuottasaarentie 5) by making an appointment by tel. 08 558 41415 Mon–Thu 8–16, Fri 8–15.

Opening hours at Limingantulli Vaccination site:

  • Mon-Tue 8.30 am – 3.30 pm
  • Wed - Thu 8.30 am –5.30 pm
  • Fri 8.30 am – 15.30 pm

 

Contents:

The vaccination is free of charge. Vaccination is voluntary. Notifications about booking schedule for various groups will be posted on this webpage.  We comply with the national schedule for vaccination in stages. 

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

 

Book a vaccination appointment

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 sites

Limingantulli Vaccination site

Nuottasaarentie 5, see map.

At Limingantulli, you can get vaccinations (Nuottasaarentie 5) by booking an appointment for vaccination by phone tel. 08 558 41415 Mon–Thu 8–16, Fri 8–15. 

Limingantulli Vaccination site is open :

  • Mon-Tue 8.30 am – 3.30 pm
  • Wed - Thu 8.30 am –5.30 pm
  • Fri 8.30 am – 15.30 pm

Available are Moderna and Biontech-Pfizer vaccines.

See other vaccination sites online (oulu.terveytesi.fi)

 

Third dose of corona vaccine

In Oulu eligible for the third dose of corona vaccine are the following persons.

  • persons aged 60 years or older and risk groups (aged 18 years and older), when 3-4 months have passed since the second vaccination. 
  • persons aged 18-59 years who are not at risk, when 4-6 months have passed since the second vaccination. 
  • persons aged 12-17 years in risk groups when at least 6 months have passed since the second vaccination. The third dose can also be offered to persons aged 12-17 years who are not at risk when at least 6 months have passed since the second dose, if this is necessary for non-medical reasons, such as travel.
  • severely immunocompromised (aged 12 years and older). The third dose of vaccine can be given to severely immunocompromised individuals when at least 2 months have elapsed since the second dose. Severely immunocompromised individuals are also entitled for the fourth dose of vaccine at least 3 months after the third dose.
    According to the THL guidelines, this group includes the following diseases and conditions:
    • organ transplant
    • stem cell transplant
    • severe to moderate congenital immunodeficiency
    • immunosuppressive cancer treatment
    • treatment of autoimmune diseases with immunosuppressive biologics or JAK inhibitors
    • dialysis and severe chronic renal failure
    • advanced or untreated HIV
    • other severe immunosuppressive conditions as assessed by a physician.

Third vaccinations are underway in home care.

Men aged under 30 are only given Comirnaty Vaccine.

At Limingantulli, you can get the vaccine (Nuottasaarentie 5) by booking an appointment for vaccination. Book an appointment online or by phone tel. 08 558 41415 Mon–Thu 8–16, Fri 8–15. 

If you have had COVID-19 disease and have received two doses of the vaccine, you do not need a third dose of the vaccine according to current information. The exception is severely immunocompromised, for whom a third dose of the vaccine is recommended, even if they have had COVID-19 and received two doses of the vaccine.

 

Fourth dose of corona vaccine


In Oulu eligible for the fourth dose of corona vaccine are the following persons. Fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine is recommended when at least 3 months have passed since the third vaccination to those:

  • Aged 60 and above
  • Persons in medical high-risk groups 1 and 2 and aged 18 and above. List of medical at-risk groups.
  • Aged 65 and above who are within the scope of organised home care or informal care as well as to other older people whose health and functional capacity have similarly deteriorated
  • Seniors living in care homes
  • To those who are seriously immunocompromised (aged 12 years and older)

 

Fifth dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Fifth dose of COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for those aged 12 or over whose immune system is severely weakened. The booster dose can be administered four to six months after the fourth dose. The coronavirus infection also corresponds to one vaccine dose for those with immunodeficiencies, so a person who has had the disease and has received four vaccine doses does not need a fifth vaccine dose at this stage. The risk of serious disease is particularly high for those with severe immune deficiencies.

According to the preliminary research results of THL, the amount of antibodies in severely immunodeficient people after the fourth vaccine dose is on average one third of the vaccine response of healthy adults after three doses. Vaccine responses of severely immunodeficient people vary, as the severity of the immunodeficiency affects the level of the response. You can read more about what is meant by a severely weakened immune defence on THL's website.

 

Vaccinations againts coronavirus for children aged 5-11 years

The vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 years is BioNTech-Pfizer's Comirnaty, which is used in children with a lower dose specifically for this age group.

If the child is not capable of independently deciding on treatment, the consent of all guardians is required for a decision to vaccinate. Guardians may consent to vaccination using the THL form, and bring it to the vaccination point. Instead of the THL form, the guardians can also give their conent with their own paper, which contains the name and personal identity number of the person to be vaccinated and the names and signatures of the guardians.

At Limingantulli (Nuottasaarentie 5), you can get vaccinations  by booking an appointment for vaccination by phone tel. 08 558 41415 Mon – Thu 8–16, Fri 8–15.

Limingantulli Vaccination site is open :

Mon-Tue 8.30 am – 3.30 pm
Wed - Thu 8.30 am –5.30 pm
Fri 8.30 am – 15.30 pm

The coronavirus vaccine is voluntary and free of charge to all.


Vaccinations againts coronavirus for children aged 5-11 years in risk groups

The vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 years is BioNTech-Pfizer's Comirnaty, which is used in children with a lower dose specifically for this age group.

According to THL instructions, the following factors may increase the risk that a child might get a serious disease caused by a coronavirus infection:

  • an organ transplant or a stem cell transplant
  • a treatment with a strong immunosuppressive effect or severe immune deficiency 
  • chronic pulmonary diseases
  • some paediatric cardiac illnesses
  • chronic renal disease
  • severe chronic liver disease
  • obesity: ISO-BMI at least 30
  • paediatric neurological conditions involving respiratory insufficiency, and/or increased sensitivity to infections
  • Down's syndrome
  • type 1 and 2 diabetes
  • asthma that requires medication regularly

Most of the abovementioned illnesses are very rare and a child in such a situation is monitored by specialised health care.

If the child is not capable of independently deciding on treatment, the consent of all guardians is required for a decision to vaccinate. Guardians may consent to vaccination using the THL form, and bring it to the vaccination point. Instead of the THL form, the guardians can also give their consent with their own paper, which contains the name and personal identity number of the person to be vaccinated and the names and signatures of the guardians. 

You can make an appointment for vaccination by phone tel. 08 558 41415 Mon – Thu 8–16, Fri 8–15. If you book an appointment through an online appointment, make an appointment with the name of the child to be vaccinated. If necessary, you can also book an appointment in your own name, but be sure to enter the child's name in the details box when booking.

The coronavirus vaccine is voluntary and free of charge to all.

 

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. 
    If you wish, you can get the vaccine in a separate room to ensure privacy.
  • 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 6 weeks. The dose interval for AstraZeneca vaccine is also 6 weeks. The dose interval (6 weeks) can only be reduced for justified reasons.
  • Persons coming from countries outside the European Union will be charged a €74.95 fee for an appointment with a nurse (vaccination is free of charge). The fee is also charged for persons coming from EU countries or the Nordic countries if they do not have a certificate of entitlement to medical care with them (for example European Health Insurance Card issued by another country, an official identity card or a passport).

 

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. 

You can also get the second vaccine dose without an appointment.

 

COVID-19 Certificate and COVID-19 Passport

EU COVID-19 certificate consists of three different certificates:

  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate,
  • a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test result,
  • a certificate of recovery from COVID-19.

All three certificates also serve as a COVID passport. The EU COVID-19 certificate is available in My Kanta Pages. Read more: www.kanta.fi/en/covid-19-certificate

Please note that the City of Oulu's testing points do not generally test persons who only need a certificate of a negative corona test result for a COVID passport. The corona test must then be obtained elsewhere at your own expense. However, City of Oulu offers corona tests for people aged 16-17 and people who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.

You can download and print a COVID-19 certificate from Omakanta. If you do not use My Kanta Pages, you can get a printed COVID certificate at a library and for example at Oulu10 office.

If the COVID certificate is not shown in My Kanta Pages or there is an error in the certificate details, please contact your own Health care center (see below). Please note that there is a delay of approximately two weeks in the processing of the certificate at the Health care centers. When you receive a printout, you should make several copies of it.

If you have received a corona vaccine abroad, contact your Health care center (see below). A copy of the passport photo page and copies of the original vaccination certificates are required to add the vaccination information. Please note that there is a delay of approximately two weeks in the processing of the certificate at the Health care centers.

If you are unable to use the Omakanta service

If you are unable to use the Omakanta service, you can obtain a paper certificate by contacting your health care center (see below) or authorizing another person to download the certificate from Omakanta on your behalf (read more: www.kanta.fi/en/covid-19-certificate).

 

Health care centers

Haukipudas
Tel. 08 558 54600

Kaakkuri
Tel. 08 558 44510

Kiiminki
Tel. 08 8193 311

Kontinkangas
Tel. 08 558 44333

Tuira
Tel. 08 558 44477

 

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.

Coronavirus information in different languages

The page Coronavirus information in different languages (THL) has a collection of links that can help you find information on the coronavirus in different languages. The links will help you find, for example, directions on how to avoid infection and information on vaccines, the vaccination process, and travel. 

Seasonal influenza vaccinations

Seasonal influenza vaccinations will again be available in Autumn 2022. 

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