Finland's first coronavirus vaccines will be given at Helsinki University Hospital today.

The staff involved in the treatment and sampling of coronary patients and suspected coronary infection will be the first to be vaccinated, says the Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District (Hus).

Hus has expressed the hope that the time and place of the first vaccinations will not be published for safety reasons.

The first batch of coronary vaccines developed by Pfizer and Biontech arrived in Finland on Saturday morning.

A total of 9,750 doses were delivered, enough to vaccinate 4,875 people.

After the first vaccine, another so-called booster vaccine must be given.

Vaccines are distributed in Finland's five special areas of responsibility for nursing and their university hospitals.

There are university hospitals in Helsinki, Turku, Tampere, Kuopio and Oulu.

Vaccines are distributed to regions according to their size, and most are delivered to Helsinki.

The hospital districts of Southwest Finland, Northern Ostrobothnia and Northern Savonia announced on Wednesday that they would start vaccinations on Monday.

The first vaccinations will be given to staff caring for coronary patients at the University Hospitals of Turku, Oulu and Kuopio.

At Tampere University Hospital, STT was told on Saturday that vaccinations for intensive care unit employees would begin there on Monday.