The appoint­ment book­ing for coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions opens again on Tues­day 6th of April 2021 at 12 p.m.

The Finnish Insti­tute for Health and Wel­fare (THL) has decid­ed that coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions with AstraZeneca’s vac­cine can con­tin­ue for per­sons who are over 65 years old start­ing Mon­day 29th March (THL’s text in Finnish). In Soite’s area, this means that appoint­ment book­ing for coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions opens on Tues­day 6th of April 2021 for all per­sons over the age of 70 and for 65–69-year-old per­sons who belong to risk group 1. Vac­ci­na­tions of per­sons aged 18 to 64 years who belong to risk group 1 are on hold.

In Soite’s area, per­sons who belong to risk group 1 and are 65–69 years old will be vac­ci­nat­ed with AstraZeneca’s vac­cine. mRNA vac­cines (Pfizer-BioNtech’s Comir­naty and Mod­er­na) will main­ly be giv­en to per­sons over the age of 70. Per­sons over the age of 70 may also be offered AstraZeneca’s vac­cine if there are dos­es of AstraZeneca’s vac­cine left after the vac­ci­na­tions of risk group 1.

In accor­dance with the rec­om­men­da­tions from the Finnish Insti­tute for Health and Wel­fare Soite pri­or­i­tizes the elder­ly when it comes to coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions. Thus, tele­phone appoint­ment book­ing is orga­nized so that appoint­ments for coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions are giv­en only to those over 70 years of age dur­ing the first hour.

Please be aware that the nurs­es in the appoint­ment book­ing can­not influ­ence the vac­ci­na­tion order. There­fore, please remem­ber polite man­ners on the phone.

On Tues­day 6th of April 2021, 2500 vac­cines will be avail­able in the appoint­ment book­ing. Approx­i­mate­ly 3000 per­sons have the right to vac­ci­na­tion at this stage.

The appoint­ment book­ing for coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions opens again on Tues­day the 6th of April 2021 as follows:

  • telephone booking on 06 828 7488:
    • between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m., appointments will be given only to persons older than 70
    • from 1 p.m., vaccination appointments are given to anyone over the age of 70 as well as 65-69-year-old persons who belong to risk group 1.
    • The telephone line is open as long as appointments are available. The line will be cut when the number of available appointments runs out. At other times, those who call will hear a message on the phone. An appointment can be booked by phone on behalf of an elderly person.
  • electronic appointment booking in the Omahoito service on the address: will open for all groups currently eligible for vaccination on Tuesday 12 o’clock.
    • You can check the available vaccination appointments at any time in the electronic booking system. The Omahoito service is open 24/7.
    • Log on to the Omahoito service with your online bank user identifiers (or some other means of strong identification) in order to book an appointment for yourself. You can book an appointment for another person if you have made an agreement regarding this. Read more: (in Finnish)

The elec­tron­ic appoint­ment book­ing is eas­i­ly over­bur­dened imme­di­ate­ly after the appoint­ment book­ing opens, so there may be prob­lems in the func­tion of the Oma­hoito ser­vice. The ser­vice func­tions as nor­mal when the num­ber of vis­i­tors decreas­es, so when the sys­tem is over­loaded, it is best to wait a moment and then reat­tempt using the elec­tron­ic appoint­ment booking. 

If an infor­mal care­giv­er or husband/wife who lives in the same house­hold is vac­ci­nat­ed at the same time, the appoint­ment should be booked by phone for both persons.

Per­sons who belong to risk groups should be pre­pared to prove that they belong to a risk group when they arrive at the vac­ci­na­tion site (e.g. by show­ing their Kela card or a copy of their epi­cri­sis or prescription).

You can fol­low how the vac­ci­na­tion pro­gress­es in the area with the help of Soite’s coro­na vac­ci­na­tion indi­ca­tor, which is updat­ed on Mon­day afternoons.

Safe­ty mea­sures against the coro­n­avirus should be remem­bered even after vaccination!

We want to stress that even if you have been vac­ci­nat­ed, you should still use a pro­tec­tive face mask in accor­dance with rec­om­men­da­tions, main­tain a safe­ty dis­tance of 2 meters to oth­er peo­ple and to fol­low coro­n­avirus relat­ed hygiene rec­om­men­da­tions.


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