Covid vaccinations in Kuopio

For whom?

 

Status of the appointments

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd shot for all 12+ years old citizens of Kuopio and Tuusniemi
  • 4th shot

- For 60+ years old persons, 3 months after 3rd shot.

- For 18-69 years old persos, who belong to the risk group

 

  • 5th shot

- For 12+ years old immune insufficient persons, 4-6 months after 4th shot.

 

 

 

Appointments available

Kuopio Main Health Center: phone appointments Mon-Fri at 8 am - 3 pm by number044 718 6921

Internet appointments: open 24/7.

  • Vaccines:
    • Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty



 

2.8.2022

The fourth Covid vaccination for persons of 18–69 years old, belonging to medical risk groups, starting from 1.8.2022

 
Medical risk groups for serious Covid infection
 
Persons, belonging to the medical risk group 1, have some disease or condition, which strongly exposes to Covid infection:
 
Organ transplant or stem cell transplant
Cancer treatment
Serious defense system disorder
Serious chronic kidney disease
Serious chronic lung disease
Type 2 diabetes with medical treatment
Down syndrome
 
Persons, belonging to the medical risk group 2, have some desease or condition, which strongly exposes to Covid infection:
 
Asthma, which demands a continuous medication
Serious heart disease, among other things heart`s insufficiency (not just hypertension)
Neurological disease or condition, which disturbs breathing
Medical treatment for autoimmune disease, weakening immune defense
Serious chronic liver disease
Type 1 diabetes or kidneys`insufficiency
Sleep apnea
Psychosis disease
Sickly fatness (weight index over 40)
Pregnancy
 
Recommendation do not concider yet 12–17 years old members of medical risk groups, except over 12 years old seriously immune insufficient persons, who were recommended to get a fourth shot earlier already.
 
You can get the fourth shot at least three months after the third one. If you got a Covid infection, it is similar to one shot. If person had three shots and got a Covid infection, the fourth vaccination is not recommended. Exception - those, who got infected during 6 weeks after the shot. In this case the fourth shot is recommended.
 
We recommend to reserve the time for vaccination by eTerveyspalvelu service. You can arrive to Walk in Covid vaccination center in Apaja also without reservation from 8am to 3pm. Queues are possible, be ready to wait for your turn.

 

The fourth Covid vaccine for everyone over the age of 70 from Wednesday 27.7.2022

In Kuopio, everyone over the age of 70 can receive the fourth shot of Covid vaccination from Wednesday 27.7.2022. The fourth vaccine shot can be given when at least three months have passed since the third shot.

Having had Covid marks as one shot of vaccine. If you have gotten three shots of Covid vaccine and been sick with Covid, you don’t need the booster now.

Apaja vaccination center’s phone reservation is open on weekdays between 8 am – 3 pm, phone. 044 718 6921. 
Online-reservation is open 24/7.

Walk-in vaccination works without a reservation. Walk-in vaccines are given at the Apaja vaccination center on weekdays between 8 am – 3 pm.


20.7.2022

The fourth shot of Covid vaccine is given to 75+ years old starting from Monday 25.7.2022

THL has given a new recommendation about the fourth shot of Covid vaccines. THL recommends that the municipalities start giving the fourth shot of Covid vaccine for certain groups already during July or the latest from 1.8.2022.

In Kuopio it is possible for everyone over 75 years old to get their 4th shot starting from Monday 25.7.2022. The 4th shot can be given when at least three months have passed since the 3rd shot.

Having had Covid marks as one shot of vaccine. If you have gotten three shots of Covid vaccine and been sick with Covid, you don’t need the booster now.

We continue giving the fourth shots also to the 70–75 year-olds that belong to the medical risk groups 1 and 2.

Apaja vaccination center’s phone reservation is open on weekdays between 8 am – 3 pm, nro 044 718 6921.

Online reservation is open 24/7.

Walk-in vaccination works without a reservation. Walk-in vaccines are given at the Apaja vaccination center on weekdays between 8 am – 3 pm.


29.3.2022

Vaccinations are centralized in Apajan vaccination center

 

Vaccinations for persons over 12 years old

 
Covid vaccinations ended at the main Health Center Savotalo 1.4.2022.  
 
In future Covid vaccinations are centralized in Apaja vaccination center, under the Market Place.
 
Starting from Monday 4.4. all Covid vaccinations happen in Apaja. Open hours are Mon-Fri from 8 am to 3 pm. You can come by appointment or without it by walk-in principle.
 

Vaccinations for children under 12 years old

 
Children`s vaccinations also happen in Apaja vaccination center. Vaccinations for children under 12 year old will be organized once a month. Next vaccination days are 6.4. and 18.5.
 
Appointments and cancellations:
 
  • Next vaccination days for children under 12 years old are 6.4. and 18.5.
Appointments and cancellations by regional children`s health centers or school nurses.  
   

If child got a Coronavirus infection 

 
First vaccination is recommended 4-6 months after Coronavirus infection and 2 months after infection for children with strong immune necessity. Infection counters to one vaccination. 
 
If child gets a Coronavirus infection after one vaccination, he or she doesn`t need another vaccination. If there are at least six weeks between the vacciantion and the infection, the infection counters to one vaccination.  
If child got ill under six weeks after the vaccination, we recommend the second vaccination 4-6 months after the infection. This way we will get a better immune reaction. 
 
If vaccine is given soon after the infection, it may cause strong reactions, such us fever, headache, pain in muscles and  joints. There are no obstructions for vaccination, even if you do not know whether child was infected or not. 

  • Phone appointment: 
    • Kuopio main health station: 044 718 6921
    • Vehmersalmi health station: 044 718 6921
    • Riistavesi health station: 044 718 6904
    • Nilsiä health station: 017 482670  ja 017 482676
    • Maaninka health station: at the moment there are no vaccinations
    • Juankoski health station: 044 718 6907
    • Karttula health station: 017 184 188
    • Tuusniemi health station: 044 718 3021
  • Open on weekdays between 10.00-15.00. The telephone service will notify you if times have elapsed.

  • Electronic appointment service. By electronic appointment, times can be booked around the clock, as long as there are times available. Service is unfortunately only in Finnish.