Vaccination policy


The current immunisation policy in Finland expects no mandatory vaccine. The current vaccine schedule is:

  • Rotavirus (infants, 2 months)
  • Pneumococcus, Rotavirus, DTaP-IPV-Hib (infants, 3 and 5 months)
  • Pneumococcus, Rotavirus, DTaP-IPV-Hib, MMR (infants, 12 months)
  • MMR (infants, 18 months)
  • booster doses for children at 4 and 6 years
  • HPV (children, 11-12 years)

Parents receive a lot of pressure to accomplish such schedule. At child care centers they are sometimes called irresponsible when they choose not to vaccinate, the common reasons being herd immunity and the risk of contracting a disease. In other cases parents experience respect for their choice.

EFVV organisations in Finland:
Other pro-choice organisations in Finland:
Unvaccinated children in Finland are allowed at any pre-school and school grade.
Adverse event following immunisation public reporting system
Vaccine adverse events can be reported at the Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos.