Press release by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare and the Social Insurance Institution of Finland
First COVID-19 vaccination certificates now available in My Kanta Pages
Finland’s digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate is now available in the My Kanta Pages. However, at first some people may have to wait a while before they can view their vaccination certificate, as there are some delays in data transfer to the My Kanta Pages.
Finland’s COVID-19 vaccination certificate will contain information of the COVID-19 vaccinations received by the certificate holder. You can get a certificate after you have received your first dose of vaccine.
How to get your vaccination certificate:
- Log on to your My Kanta Pages at kanta.fi using the identification token of your choice, such as online banking codes or mobile certificate.
- Select COVID-19 certificate from the left-hand menu. There is also a link to the certificate section on the front page of the My Kanta Pages.
- To get your certificate click on the link “Check if you have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate (pdf)”. If you have a vaccination certificate, it will open in a new tab in pdf format.
Finland’s COVID-19 vaccination certificate is available only in the My Kanta Pages. You can either show the certificate in a digital form or print it out on paper. You can authorise another adult to use the My Kanta Pages on your behalf if you are not able to use the service yourself.
Currently, and even in the future, you can ask your healthcare provider to give you a paper certificate of your COVID-19 vaccination. However, this paper certificate will not be the same as the certificate available in the My Kanta Pages.
Finland’s COVID-19 vaccination certificate will be available in Finnish, Swedish and English.
Vaccination data are still being updated to the Kanta Services
The Kanta Services and many patient information systems have been updated to transfer COVID-19 vaccination data into the My Kanta Pages and to create the vaccination certificates.
Vaccination certificates are available in the My Kanta Pages to all those who have a Finnish personal identity code. The first users will be able to view their certificate already as of 26 May.
In May and June, many users will have to wait a while before they can view their certificate, because vaccination data are being corrected retrospectively in different patient information systems.
You should wait patiently if you cannot yet view your certificate in your My Kanta Pages. Your data will be updated in the My Kanta Pages after a while. However, if you need a COVID-19 vaccination certificate for essential reasons and you cannot wait, you can get one from the healthcare provider that administered your vaccine.
At the moment, around 72 per cent of the vaccinated population can access their certificate in the My Kanta Pages.
In future, the COVID-19 vaccination certificate will be available in the My Kanta Pages within five days of vaccination.
EU Digital COVID Certificate due in July
When travelling, you can use the Finnish COVID-19 vaccination certificate to enter countries that accept it as proof of vaccination. Countries decide themselves which certificates they require from travellers and whether they accept national COVID-19 vaccination certificates. They can even decide whether they require one dose or two doses of vaccine. However, you must always check before travelling what kinds of certificates are required in your destination.
As a rule, you should still avoid travelling, as the epidemic situation varies across countries. Before travelling, you should always check the COVID-19 situation in your destination and, before returning home, you should check the situation in Finland and take care to follow the latest recommendations.
You can use Finland’s COVID-19 vaccination certificate until the EU Digital COVID Certificate (previously called the Digital Green Certificate) is made available in July. The EU Digital COVID Certificate will cover three types of certificates: vaccination certificates, test certificates and certificates for persons who have recovered from COVID-19. The three certificate types will be launched at the same time, and they will be available in the My Kanta Pages.
The plan is that in the future a certificate will be available in the My Kanta Pages for all kinds of vaccinations and even for laboratory test results.
Minna Saario, Director, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, [email protected] (general questions)
Aleksi Yrttiaho, Director of Information Services, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, [email protected]
Marina Lindgren, Director of Information Services, Social Insurance Institution of Finland, [email protected] (questions about the Kanta Services)
More information on the COVID-19 vaccination certificates in the My Kanta Pages will be provided at the COVID-19 briefing of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare on Thursday 27 May.