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Position Paper- Finland (WHO) Finland, as a developed country in Europe, and as a Nordic country, has a population which is generally very open to the idea of genetic testing and vaccination. However, due to its position in the European Economic Area (EEA) and the Schengen Region, citizens of the EU and tourists who have entered the Europe from elsewhere who may not be properly vaccinated may pose a threat to the herd immunity of Finland, especially amidst a growing foreign worker and expatriate population, concentrated mainly in Helsinki. In the national immunization program, all Finnish children are vaccinated against 9 infectious diseases: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, severe infections due to Haemophilus influenzae type b, measles, mumps, rubella and influenza. As a result, vaccine-preventable diseases are rare in Finland, and Finland also has the prestige of being...

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