Information and advice on COVID-19

Over the course of the winter, the COVID-19 situation in Finland has deteriorated rapidly due to the easily transmissible Omicron variant. This has led to an increased need for hospital care and placed a significant burden on the healthcare system.

The COVID-19 vaccine protects against the most severe form of the disease. Given the current situation, it is still essential to increase vaccination coverage and strengthen vaccine protection. We also need restrictions and recommendations so that we can mitigate the burden on hospital care and ensure that there is time to administer third doses of the vaccine.

We can all do our part to manage the COVID-19 epidemic in our country. Thank you for continuing to follow the restrictions and recommendations put in place by the authorities and for getting vaccinated.

Press conference on the coronavirus situation on the 27th of January at 10am

26.1.2022 13.58

COVID-19 update from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare. 

Leading Expert Liisa-Maria Voipio-Pulkki from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and Director Mika Salminen from the Finnish Institute For Health and Welfare will be present at the press conference.

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Nearly 55,500 new COVID-19 cases in Finland, burden on specialised healthcare still high, number of people vaccinated with third dose increasing

19.1.2022 16.27

Nearly 55,500 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Finland between 10 and 16 January, compared to more than 57,400 new cases in the previous week.

The burden on inpatient specialised healthcare remains high. The burden on inpatient primary healthcare is also increasing rapidly. Vaccines provide good protection against the most serious forms of COVID-19. For this reason, it is particularly important that people aged 60 or over and those belonging to risk groups get a third dose.  


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