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About Finland Vaccinations

Bordering Russia, Sweden and Norway, this sparsely populated northern European country has thousands of lakes and islands. Temperatures vary widely from south to north: during the Lapland winter they can drop to -40°C or lower, while summer in inland areas of the south can be very warm.

Overall Risk
Low Risk - Preventable disease at similar rates to Australia. Consult a Travelvax clinic for your specific risk based on the information set out below.
Malaria Risk
No risk to travellers.

Travel Health Alerts

Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Yellow Fever

No certificate required and no risk to travellers.

Travelvax has doctors who are yellow fever vaccination-accredited. Click here to learn more about Yellow Fever.

Hepatitis A

Low risk.

Hepatitis B

Low presence of Hepatitis B in local population, discuss whether vaccination would be recommended with a medical practitioner . Vaccination is recommended for specific high-risk travellers (sport/adventure/occupational/sexual). Consult a medical practitioner for your specific risk. Click here to learn more about the Hepatitis B vaccination.

Typhoid

Low risk for most travellers. Consult a medical practitioner for your specific risk.

Influenza

Northern hemisphere winter risk (November to April). Most common vaccine preventable illness in travellers. Vaccine recommended, effective for 1 year. To learn more about the Influenza virus, click here.

Rabies

Disease present. Recommendation for vaccination will depend on specific itinerary and activities planned. Generally rabies vaccination is advised for high risk individuals such as veterinarians or animal handlers, cavers. Additionally for higher risk travellers who plan: extended periods outdoors, rural travel, adventurous activities including bicycling; also expats or long-term travellers to endemic regions and children (risk of more severe or risk-prone bites and may not report contact at all). Click here to learn more about rabies.

Japanese Encephalitis

No risk to travellers.

Polio

No risk to travellers.

Tickborne Encephalitis

Vaccine is available in Australia - medical practitioners must apply through the special access scheme of the TGA. Recommended for high risk travellers: long-term residents, stays in rural and forested areas, campers and hikers, consuming unpasteurised dairy products. The disease is most active from April through August. To learn more about Tickborne Encephalitis, click here.

Meningococcal Meningitis

Low risk to travellers.

Cholera

No risk to travellers.

Other Diseases

Travellers Diarrhoea

No risk to travellers.

Insect-borne Diseases

No risk to travellers.

Schistosomiasis

No risk to travellers.

STIs

Low incidence of sexually transmitted and blood-borne diseases. Safe sex and needle precautions should be followed by all travellers. Understand the symptoms and how to prevent STIs here.

Altitude

No risk to travellers.

Additional Information

Personal Safety

In order to check before and during travel for any high-risk areas visit the Smartraveller website. Avoid unnecessary displays of wealth or valuables and minimise the amounts of cash carried. Keep secure records of passport/credit card/licence numbers. For more safety tips visit: www.smartraveller.gov.au.

Medical Care

Comprehensive medical facilities accessible throughout the country. Check for any contacts supplied by your emergency assistance organisation (nominated by your travel insurer) or with IAMAT (International Association of Medical Assistance for Travellers).

First Aid Kits & Accessories

For stays outside high-quality accommodation, carry a mosquito net and insect repellent (containing DEET, Citriodiol or Picaridin).

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