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Two-dose COVID-19 vaccination rate reaches 76 per cent for people aged 12 or over – burden on specialised healthcare remains substantial

21.10.2021 10.00
On 20 October, 85 per cent of the target population for COVID-19 vaccination in Finland, i.e. people who are 12 years of age or over, had received at least one vaccine dose and 76 per cent two vaccine doses. According to the current estimate, it is possible to achieve 80 per cent vaccination coverage by the first week of November, if the increase in the vaccine uptake does not slow down.

Changes to restrictions on food and beverage service businesses – restrictions to be introduced in South Ostrobothnia and Uusimaa

21.10.2021 13.29
The Government has amended the decree that restricts the activities of food and beverage service businesses due to the COVID-19 epidemic. The restrictions for the community transmission phase will be applied to food and beverage service businesses in the region of South Ostrobothnia and across the region of Uusimaa, because the epidemiological situation has changed in the two regions.

Changes to restrictions on food and beverage service businesses — restrictions to be introduced in Central Ostrobothnia

14.10.2021 13.30
The Government has amended the decree restricting the activities of food and beverage service businesses due to the COVID-19 epidemic. As a result of changes in the epidemiological situation in the region of Central Ostrobothnia, the restrictions for the community transmission phase of the epidemic will be applied to food and beverage service businesses in the region.

Changes to restrictions on food and beverage service businesses

7.10.2021 13.29
The Government has amended the decree restricting the activities of food and beverage service businesses due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Based on changes in the regional epidemiological situation, the restrictions on food and beverage service businesses will be lifted in South Karelia and the restrictions for the community transmission phase of the epidemic will be applied to food and beverage service businesses in Päijät-Häme.

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Ministry

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health manages the preparation and implementation of Finland’s social welfare and health care policy, gender equality policy and occupational safety and health policy.

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Hanna Sarkkinen
Hanna Sarkkinen
Minister of Social Affairs and Health
Krista Kiuru
Krista Kiuru
Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services
Thomas Blomqvist
Thomas Blomqvist
Minister for Nordic Cooperation and Equality
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