The most common additional vaccines needed by travellers are hepatitis A and B vaccines, which have been developed to protect against contagious liver infections.
Whether you are going on a package holiday or a trip you have planned yourself, moving to another country or just going sailing in the Finnish archipelago, you should check your current vaccinations. The need for travel vaccinations or antimalarial drugs depends on your destination. The need for vaccines is affected not only by the destination country but also by the type of accommodation and whether you will travel in urban or rural areas.
The hepatitis A vaccine is also a basic vaccine for travellers. Depending on how exotic the destination is and the kind of trip in question, a vaccine against hepatitis B or a combined hepatitis A and B vaccine may also be needed.Book an appointment for a hepatitis A and B vaccination
The influenza vaccine protects against seasonal influenza, which spreads especially in the autumn and winter. Influenza is a severe respiratory infection caused by the influenza viruses.Read more and make an appointment
Basic vaccines used in Finland include the tetanus-diphtheria vaccine, and immunity against these diseases should always be maintained. A polio booster vaccine is required if you are travelling to a country where polio is present.Book an appointment for a tetanus-diphtheria vaccination
If you intend to travel in an archipelago or an area where ticks are commonly encountered, it might be necessary to have the tick-borne encephalitis vaccine.Book an appointment for a tick-borne encephalitis vaccination
Antimalarial medication is recommended for certain countries or parts of countries. You can get a prescription for this medication from a doctor.
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The rabies vaccine is rarely needed. This vaccine may be necessary if you travel outside the typical tourist sites in areas where the disease is present or spend time in less developed conditions.
If you are travelling to a more exotic destination outside Europe, please check if you need any of the following vaccines:
Some countries may require an official stamp in the vaccination passport for some of the vaccines above.
Before you go on holiday with children, your children should have had at least the basic vaccines included in the Finnish national vaccination programme, i.e. the tetanus-diphtheria vaccine and the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, as well as an early MMR vaccination for children aged 6–12 months. Particularly in the case of young children, it is a good idea to discuss the need for vaccinations with a doctor.
Learn more about the recommendations for different destinations on the website of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare .
Vaccinations for children and babies
The range of services provided by Mehiläinen also includes vaccination advice and giving a variety of vaccines. Most of our locations have a doctor specialised in travel and a vaccination nurse who can provide you with the latest information and a personal vaccination programme of the vaccinations needed in the destination country.
A nurse or a public health nurse can give you a tetanus-diphtheria vaccine, a polio vaccine and hepatitis A vaccine as well as combined hepatitis vaccines at most Mehiläinen locations without an appointment. If you need more than one vaccine, we recommend booking an appointment.
If you are pregnant, allergic or on medication, a doctor’s assessment of the vaccination may be necessary. You should bring details of your vaccination history with you to the appointment.
Information about the vaccinations given at Mehiläinen and their periods of effectiveness is available in OmaMehiläinen.