Vac­ci­na­tions with a third dose are begin­ning for severe­ly immuno­com­pro­mised per­sons aged 12 and older

The Finnish Insti­tute for Health and Wel­fare THL has instruct­ed regions to begin vac­ci­na­tions with a third dose of coro­n­avirus vac­cine for severe­ly immuno­com­pro­mised indi­vid­u­als aged 12 years and old­er. The admin­is­tra­tion of a third dose of vac­cine to this tar­get group will begin imme­di­ate­ly in Soite.

A third dose will be giv­en to those aged 12 years and old­er who are severe­ly immuno­com­pro­mised due to a dis­ease or treat­ment. Per­sons with any of the fol­low­ing dis­eases or con­di­tions are con­sid­ered to be severe­ly immunocompromised:

  • Organ transplantation
  • Stem cell transplantation
  • Severe or moderate congenital immunodeficiency
  • Immunosuppressive cancer treatment
  • Treatment of autoimmune diseases with immunosuppressive biologics or JAK inhibitors
  • Dialysis and severe chronic renal insufficiency
  • Advanced or untreated HIV
  • Other severe immunosuppressive conditions as assessed by your doctor

A series of three dos­es is rec­om­mend­ed for severe­ly immuno­com­pro­mised per­sons aged 12 years and old­er. Stud­ies show that in severe­ly immuno­com­pro­mised patients, the immune response is often defi­cient after a series of two vac­cines. A third dose of the vac­cine strength­ens their immunity.

The third dose can be giv­en if at least two months have passed since the sec­ond vac­ci­na­tion dose.

The third dose of the vac­cine is giv­en using pri­mar­i­ly the same vac­cine as was used for the sec­ond dose, unless med­ical rea­sons pro­hib­it this. More infor­ma­tion in the press release by the Finnish Insti­tute for Health and Wel­fare (in Finnish).

The third dose is giv­en at Soite’s vac­ci­na­tion sites

The third dose is giv­en at Soite’s vac­ci­na­tion sites. You can get vac­ci­nat­ed dur­ing a pre-booked appoint­ment or by vis­it­ing an appoint­ment-free walk-in vaccination.

You can come to an appoint­ment-free walk-in coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion when it suits you best. Addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion and the sched­ule for walk-in vac­ci­na­tion days can be found on Soite’s coro­n­avirus web­site:

An appoint­ment for a coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion may be booked online on or via the sec­re­tary of the vac­ci­na­tion cen­tral, phone 040 804 2821 Mon­day-Fri­day 12 noon — 3 pm or by phone via your local health centre.


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