A person received a jab of the vaccine by AstraZeneca in Helsinki on 12 February 2021. (Markku Ulander – Lehtikuva)
HELSINKI may soon find itself with a surplus of the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca.
YLE on Monday reported that the Finnish capital received a shipment of 16,000 doses of the vaccine a week ago and expects to take delivery of another 16,000 doses two to three weeks from today. Meanwhile, the number of over 65-year-old people yet to be vaccinated stands at roughly 26,000, according to Timo Luukkarinen, a medical director at the City of Helsinki.