Helsinki is offering coronavirus vaccinations without an appointment for the first time on Saturday.

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HELSINKI—Citizens of Helsinki can get a coronavirus vaccine without an appointment on Saturday, July 17. The first dose can be had at any vaccination point in Helsinki.

There are vaccination points, for example, in Jätkäsaari, Messukeskus, Malmi and Myllypuro.


“Now it’s possible to drop by and get the vaccine if you go for a walk or drive, or even in a group. We are trying this for the first time now on Saturday and depending on the result we might offer this possibility more frequently,” Leena Turpeinen, the director of health and substance abuse services, said in a statement.

In addition, there are plenty of vaccine appointment times available in Helsinki, and it’s possible to find flexible appointment times.

“We have received a lot of vaccines in Helsinki and there are more appointments available than are being booked,” Turpeinen said.

At the moment, 65% of people who live in Helsinki have received the first coronavirus jab. Of people aged 70 and over more than 90% have received the first jab.

For 50–69-year-olds, the vaccination coverage is 80–90%, for 35–49-year-olds 70–80%, and for 20–34-year-olds 60–70%.

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