On this page you will find information about COVID-19 vaccinations in Kymenlaakso: how to book an appointment and where the vaccination sites are.
Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is voluntary and free of charge in Finland, and it is offered to everyone over the age of 16. COVID-19 vaccines provide protection against the severe form of the disease.
Booking a vaccination appointment in Kymenlaakso
The COVID-19 vaccination is by appointment only. An appointment can be booked either through the electronic appointment service or by phone. The vaccinations proceed in the agreed vaccination order.
Appointments are currently available to persons 16 years of age and older.
16-17-year-olds can book their vaccination appointment only by phone.
Electronic appointment booking 24/7
Electronic appointment booking requires the electronic identification of the person to be vaccinated, for example, with personal online banking IDs.
Appointment by phone – Mon–Fri 8 am–4 pm
Kouvola, Kotka, Hamina, Miehikkälä and Virolahti
Tel. +358 5 220 2000
Only for Pyhtää residents and persons who have chosen Pyhtää health centre.
Tel. +358 5 220 2015
There are COVID-19 vaccination sites in Kouvola, Kotka, Hamina, Virolahti, Miehikkälä, and Pyhtää. You can choose the vaccination site you prefer, regardless of where you live. The only exception is the Pyhtää vaccination site, which only serves Pyhtää residents and those who have chosen the Pyhtää health centre.
Reutsinkatu 1, Hamina (access through main entrance, X-ray unit). See location on map
Shopping centre Pasaati, 1st floor commercial premises indoors
Access through Kirkkokatu entrance (the site is located opposite Cubus). See location on map
Karhula centre, commercial premises
Karhulantie 32–34, Kotka. See location on map
Keltakangas health centre
Sairaalankaari 15 A, Kouvola. See location on map
Shopping centre Hansa
Torikatu 3, 2nd floor, Kouvola (former temporary Osuuspankki premises). See location on map
Miehikkälä health centre
Keskustie 1 A 4, Miehikkälä. See location on map
Itätie 1, Virolahti. See location on map
Pyhtää health centre
Huutjärventie 14, Siltakylä. See location on map
Vaccination sites not currently in use
Shopping centre Pasaati’s street level commercial premises, Kirkkokatu 7, Kotka (entrance from Kirkkokatu, former Nissen premises), Virolahti health centre (Itätie 13, Virolahti) and Marjoniemi health centre (Marjoniementie 10, Kouvola).
When you come for your vaccination
- The COVID-19 vaccination consists of two vaccine doses. You will receive information about your second vaccination appointment in connection with your first vaccination.
- Only come for your vaccination if you are healthy and only come at the time of your booked appointment, avoid waiting at the vaccination site.
- Wear a mask.
- Sanitise your hands when you arrive and when you leave.
- Keep a safe distance of at least two metres from others.
- Take your Kela card with you and take it out while waiting for your turn.
- Wear clothing that allows the upper arm to be easily exposed.
- Be prepared to stay at the vaccination site for 15 minutes after vaccination.
If you have already had the COVID-19 disease, we recommend that you delay taking the vaccine for about six months from the onset of symptoms or the diagnosis of infection. Also, if you have had the COVID-19 disease after your first vaccine dose, the second one will not be given until six months from the diagnosis of infection.
If you have previously had severe allergic reactions, check with your health centre that you can have the COVID-19 vaccine.