School and student healthcare

The school healthcare system continues the services provided by the maternity clinic including the routine vaccination programme.

School healthcare is preventive by nature. Municipalities are required to organise health check-ups for all pupils once a year. A total of nine health check-ups are carried out for each student during the 9-year comprehensive school. Extensive health check-ups are held for 1st, 5th and 8th-year pupils. Additionally, the school healthcare services offer advice on growth, adolescence, nutrition and diets, rest, sleep as well as physical exercise and sports.