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Coronavirus Vaccinations Promote Safe Studying in Autumn – Pop up Vaccinations for Students

26.08.2021

The City of Turku organises pop up vaccinations for students on Wednesday, 1 September 2021 and on Thursday, 2 September 2021 at 8.45am–3.15pm at the Kirkkotie health station (address Kirkkotie 13).

At the pop up event, citizens of Turku and students living in Turku can get a coronavirus vaccination. International students are also warmly welcome to the pop up vaccination.

Jutta Peltoniemi, the Chief Physician for Infectious Diseases at the City of Turku, highlights that each vaccination is a new step towards a society free of coronavirus restrictions. The delta variant can cause a serious disease also in younger people. The coronavirus vaccinations provide an excellent protection against a serious coronavirus infection.

– By getting vaccinated, observing the safety measures, and getting tested for the coronavirus with a low threshold, everyone can do their part to promote safe studying in the autumn, says Dr Peltoniemi.

First Vaccination Doses Administered at Pop up Vaccination

People getting their vaccination should take an ID with them as it makes the process easier at the pop up event. Queueing takes place mainly outdoors. People are admitted inside only when sufficient safe distances and coronavirus safety measures can be ensured.

It is important that the coronavirus safety instructions are followed at the pop up vaccinations. Come to the event only with no symptoms of coronavirus. Use a face mask and observe good hand hygiene as well as safe distances. If you have been placed under quarantine due to exposure to the coronavirus or after arriving to the country from abroad, please do not participate in the pop up event. Getting vaccinated is not a justification for breaking a quarantine order.

Only the first vaccination doses are administered at the pop up events. Those vaccinated at the events will receive their second dose after eight weeks, i.e. on 27–28 October 2021.

It is not possible to get the second vaccination dose at the pop up events. For now, you can only get the second dose by reserving a time by phone from the vaccination centre at Satakunnantie. Online reservation will also be available soon. You can get the second dose of the vaccination after a minimum of eight weeks from receiving the first dose.  

In addition to the Kirkkotie health station, pop up vaccinations are organised at other places, such as the vaccination centre at Satakunnantie 105, Runosmäki child health clinic, and Varissuo health station. Students can also go to these pop up events.

> More information on the pop up vaccinations organised by the City of Turku and closer instructions for the participants
> University's instructions on the coronavirus situation and more information on services

Created 26.08.2021 | Updated 26.08.2021