Finland: Recommended vaccinations
  General recommendation
  Recommendation for specific groups only
  Catch-up (e.g. if previous doses missed)
 
Vaccination not funded by the National Health system
 
Mandatory vaccination
BirthMonthsYears
235612181934567111214-1525≥ 65
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)1
COVID-191
tuberculosis
BCG4
rotavirus infection
ROTA
ROTA
ROTA
diphtheria
D
D
D
D
d
d5
tetanus
TT
TT
TT
TT
TT
TT5
pertussis
acP
acP
acP
acP
acp
poliomyelitis
IPV
IPV
IPV
IPV
Haemophilus influenzae type b infection
Hib
Hib
Hib
hepatitis B
HepB6
pneumococcal disease2
PCV10
PCV10
PCV10
PCV13+PPSV237
measles
MEAS8
MEAS
mumps
MUMPS8
MUMPS
rubella
RUBE8
RUBE
varicella3
VAR9
VAR9
VAR9
VAR9
human papillomavirus infection
HPV (F/M)10
influenza
IIV/LAIV11
IIV4
tick-borne encephalitis
TBE12

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Footnotes:

  1. https://stm.fi/documents/1271139/48660695/Suomen+rokotestrategia+2.12.2020.pdf/40ed996b-81b1-087f-3179-a47ce43c7aee/Suomen+rokotestrategia+2.12.2020.pdf?t=1607000251286
  2. For more information on pneumococcal vaccination policy please refer to http://www.thl.fi/fi_FI/web/rokottajankasikirja-fi/pneumokokkikonjugaattirokotukset
  3. Varicella vaccination implemented from 1 September 2017. Catch-up to all those born on 1st January 2006 or after and with no history of varicella.
  4. For specific at risk-groups only (to be given at the earliest age)
  5. Thereafter Td booster every 10 years with or without vaccination against poliomyelitis (IPV) in case of travel to endemic areas and when previous IPV dose was given more than 5 years before
  6. risk-groups only (to be given at the earliest age)
  7. https://thl.fi/en/web/infectious-diseases-and-vaccinations/vaccines-a-to-z/pneumococcal-vaccines
  8. Vaccination can be given from 6 months of age in case of travel abroad. If vaccination starts before 12 months of age, 2 doses are recommended (14-18 months and 6 years) The temporary recommendation of giving measles at 12 months of age was made a permanent recommendation; ie. now MMR should be given from 12-18 months except if travelling abroad to measles infected countries when it can be given from 6 months on. In case MMR is given at 6-11 months, the child needs a second and third dose to complete the series.
  9. Further information available at https://thl.fi/fi/web/infektiotaudit-ja-rokotukset/rokotteet-a-o/vesirokkorokote
  10. In the national vaccination programme, the vaccine is offered free of charge to pupils aged from 10 to 12 years in grades 5 to 6. In school years 2020–2021 and 2021–2022, the vaccine will also be offered to boys in grades 7 to 9 (catch-up vaccinations). The oldest vaccine recipients are those born in 2005. https://thl.fi/fi/web/infektiotaudit-ja-rokotukset/tietoa-rokotuksista/kansallinen-rokotusohjelma
  11. During the influenza season 2020–2021, the vaccination programme offers Injectable VaxigripTetra vaccine for all age groups FluenzTetra nasal spray vaccine for children aged from 2 to 6 years
  12. TBE vaccination for to those living permanently on the island of Åland


More information available at:
https://www.thl.fi/fi/web/rokottaminen/kansallinen-rokotusohjelma https://thl.fi/en/web/infectious-diseases-and-vaccinations/vaccines-a-to-z


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MAJOR HISTORICAL CHANGES
1960: Mumps vaccinations for military recruits.
1975: Measles vaccination for 1 year old children.
1975: Rubella vaccination for 11-13 years old girls and seronegative mothers.
1982: Two doses of MMR vaccination at 14-18 months and 6 years of age were introduced in the national childhood vaccination programme.
2009: Rotavirus vaccine introduced at 2, 3 and 5 months to all children (September 2009)
2010: PCV introduced at 3, 5 and 12 months of age to all children (September 2010).
2013: HPV vaccination introduced
2017: Varicella vaccination introduced (1 Sept. 2017) at 18 months, 6 years + catch-up of all born from 1 jan 2006 or after with no history of varicella
2020-21: In school years 2020–2021 and 2021–2022, the vaccine will also be offered to boys in grades 7 to 9 (catch-up vaccinations). The oldest vaccine recipients are those born in 2005.

see https://www.thl.fi/fi/web/rokottaminen/kansallinen-rokotusohjelma/rokotusohjelman-historia

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Date of last update: 04 Nov 2021

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