Covid vaccinations

Latest information about covid vaccinations in Kuopio


Walk-in Covid vaccinations in Kuopio continue on Thursday September 23 at 8-15 o`clock
  • Where? In Kuopio Hall
  • What? 1. and 2. (the booster vaccine) vaccinations, Moderna and/or Pfizer-BionTech vaccine.
  • To whom? To all citizens of Kuopio over the age of 12 and to students, studying in Kuopio (take a student sertificate with you).
  • Appointments for the booster doses will be given in 6-8 weeks after the first vaccine.
City of Kuopio reminds you, that queues are possible during the walk-in vaccination. Please use a face mask and keep a face distance.
If you come to take the booster dose (2.vaccination), please note, that it is given at least 6 weeks after the first vaccination. If you have got the first vaccination somewhere else, not in Kuopio City, remember to cancel the appointment for the booster dose from another vaccination place.
Welcome to covid vaccination!


Appointments available for covid vaccination at Kuopio Hall

There are plenty of available appointments for covid vaccination in Kuopio Hall next week, Thu-Fri, July 29-30, 2021.

All persons over the age of 16 can make an appointment for vaccination. In addition, appointment can be booked for people aged 12-69 who belong to THL risk group 1 or 2.

When booking the vaccination appointment, please note that the booster dose (2. vaccination) is given 12 weeks after the first vaccination. The booster vaccine is always given at the same vaccination site where the 1. vaccine was given.

You can make the appointment by telephone on weekdays from 08:00 to 15:00 o’clock.

  • Anyone over the age of 16 can book an appointment by calling +358 44 718 6921.
  • All persons aged 12-69 in THL risk group 1 or 2 can book an appointment by calling +358 44 718 6990.

The online appointment can be made 24/7, every day at (service only in Finnish).

Both appointments lines are open as long as there are enough vaccination times at Kuopio Hall for next week. You can follow the situation on this webpage.


As a preliminary information on the August vaccinations: from the beginning of August 2021, the recipients of the first vaccination will be directed to Savotalo (address: Tulliportinkatu 17 E). Vaccination times for August at Savotalo are to be booked next week (week nr. 30).

In August-October, the 2nd round booster vaccinations will continue in Kuopio Hall for those who have also received the first vaccination in Kuopio Hall.


COVID-19 vaccinations in Kuopio are in progress.
An appointment can be made by anyone 16 years of age or older. Those aged between 16 and 69 years of age and part of risk groups 1 or 2 as defined by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) may also make appointments.
When making an appointment, please take into account that the appointment for administering the booster will be made 12 weeks from the first dose.
Currently, and in the foreseeable future, any new appointments in downtown Kuopio will be made for the vaccination point at Kuopio Hall. Boosters will continue to be administered at the main health care centre. Anyone who has received their first dose at the main health station vaccination point will also receive the booster at the same location.
The City of Kuopio would also like to remind employees to check for their eligibility for a vaccine through their employer’s occupational health care provider. 
A covid-19 vaccination appointment can be made by:
  • Anyone over the age of 16
  • those aged between 16 and 69 years of age and part of THL risk groups 1 or 2
    • appointments by phone, tel. 044 718 6990
    • or online at
    • using Moderna or Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines
    • more information about THL risk groups
Local health care centres currently continue to administer boosters. New first vaccination appointments are not available at the moment. However, all Kuopio inhabitants may make appointments at the Kuopio Hall vaccination point. The Tuusniemi health care centre continues to administer first dose vaccinations to Tuusniemi inhabitants.
Your eligibility will be verified when making an appointment over the phone, or at the vaccination site for those who have made the appointment online. If personnel at the vaccination site come to the conclusion a person is not part of the appropriate eligible group, no vaccine will be administered.
Kuopio observes all Institute for Health and Welfare guidelines as to the order of vaccination and the administration of vaccines.
Situation at the local health care centres:
Vehmersalmi health care centre: No new appointments available.
Riistavesi health care centre: No new appointments available.
Nilsiä health care centre: No appointments currently available.
Maaninka health care centre: No new appointments available.
Juankoski health care centre:  No appointments currently available.
Karttula health care centre: No appointments currently available.
Tuusniemi inhabitants: 044 718 3021



Vaccination Group 



Social and health care professionals taking care of corona patients 



Employees and customers of city nursing homes 



Home care clients 



  100+ years of age Completed  Completed

90-99 years of age

 In progress 

91% completed

80-89-years of age

 In progress 

95% completed

70-79-years of age

 In progress 

93% completed

  60-69-years of age  In progress   83% completed
  50-59-years of age  In progress   67% completed
  40-49-years of age  In progress 47% completed
  30-39-years of age  In progress 11,7% completed
  20-29-years of age  In progress, 25-29 years of age 8% completed


In progress. 16-69 years of age



*and caregivers and the elderly living in the same household

Vaccination sites

Main health station Savotalo, Tulliportinkatu 17 E

Kuopio Hall, Opistotie 4

Secondary health centers Nilsiä, Maaninka, Tuusniemi, Juankoski, Karttula, Riistavesi, Vehmersalmi

Appointment for vaccination

Phone appointment:

  • Kuopio main health station: 044 718 6990
  • Vehmersalmi health station: -
  • Riistavesi health station: -
  • Nilsiä health station: -
  • Maaninka health station: -
  • Juankoski health station: -
  • Karttula health station: -
  • 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.

Timetable and progress

The exact schedule for vaccinations cannot yet be verified. This depends on when, which and how much vaccine is available for Finland and for Kuopio. As everywhere else, Kuopio's vaccination schedules are affected by the general world situation regarding the availability of vaccines.

As a whole, in addition to THL's policies, vaccination in Kuopio takes into account practicality and efficiency. The aim is to avoid vaccine losses, which may mean that a younger home care client, for example, can also receive the vaccine if he or she lives next door to an older patient.

In addition, research data on the efficacy of vaccines from different vaccine manufacturers in different age groups are monitored. It is also important that people who have already received one vaccine receive their second dose.

The purpose of continuous review and expert work is to ensure the most comprehensive vaccination protection possible for the residents of Kuopio.

We will announce vaccination schedules in the newspapers, on the city’s website and in some channels when the schedules are confirmed.

Let's take care together that in Kuopio, vaccinations go well and that both vaccinees and healthcare professionals maintain the peace of vaccination! Thank you!

More information on THL's website.

Vaccination appointment groups


Status of appointments















E-appointment  is open 24/7. (Service only in Finnish)

Phone appointments monday-friday 8.00-15.00: 

044 718 6921






  • Over 12 years of age



E-appointment  is open 24/7. (Service only in Finnish)

Phone appointments monday-friday 8.00-15.00: 

044 718 6921