By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Finland health authorities (THI) report 83 percent of people over the age of 12 have received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, while 66 percent of people over 12 years of age have received two doses and are fully vaccinated.

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In the 55-59 age group, 80% vaccination coverage has now been achieved for two coronavirus vaccines. The first doses of vaccine have been given to almost 90% of this age group.

“It would be good for people under the age of 40 to actively apply for the first doses of coronavirus vaccines, because the coverage of the first dose at this age is still less than 80 percent,” says Anniina Virkku, an expert at the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) .

All vaccine products used in Finland provide good protection against coronavirus infection and excellent protection against serious illness requiring hospitalization.

“The majority of those in hospitals being treated for coronavirus are currently specifically unvaccinated. The proportion of those vaccinated in hospital is very small, which indicates the effectiveness of the vaccines against a serious picture of the disease, ”says Virkku.