Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Punkkibussi on tour

With the spring and the summer the ticks come back to Finland. And they carry a nasty disease called Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE). To avoid catching that virus infection you can get a vaccination at any hospital. Or just on the go during your shopping tour.

Punkkibussi in Ruoholahti

And that is because the Punkkibussi is on tour again. This tick bus is a vaccination station on wheels traveling around the capital region. Here you don't need an appointment and can just walk in whenever you spot it and it suits you. To find out when the Punkkibussi is in your area view the timetable. The vaccination costs 45 € for children and 50 € for adults.


  1. I highly recommend getting the vaccination if you are planning on spending summer in Finland. Especially in the archipelago. They have a really good reminder service also via SMS.