Health & wellbeing

Starting from June 1st, 2023, the monkeypox vaccine will be available at health centers in Helsinki for men aged 18 and above who are at the highest risk of contracting monkeypox. The vaccine will be provided by appointment only.

To schedule an appointment, please call your local health center. Contact information for the health centers can be found here.

From mid-June, appointments can also be made online at maisa.fi or through the Maisa mobile application.

The vaccine being used is called Jynneos. It is administered in a two-dose series, with the doses given at least four weeks apart. The vaccinations are free of charge.

The vaccine is offered to the following groups:

  1. Men who have sex with men and have had multiple casual sexual partners within the past 6 months.

  2. Additionally, vaccinations are recommended for men who are using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication for HIV prevention and men who are waiting for access to PrEP treatment and have sex with men.

Helsinki residents and individuals who have long-term stays in Helsinki are eligible for the vaccine.

Please bring a valid form of identification to receive the vaccine.

Be prepared to verify your identity with a personal ID card or a Kela card and have it ready while waiting. After receiving the vaccine, it is necessary to stay under observation for 15 minutes. If you have symptoms that are consistent with monkeypox infection, please refrain from coming to the vaccination appointment.

For more information about vaccination, please contact your local health center. The monkeypox vaccine helpline at +358 9 310 76751 will no longer be in operation from June onwards.