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06.08.2021

Coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion appoint­ment book­ing expands to all 12–15-year-olds in the Soite region

Start­ing week 32, Soite expands the coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions to all 12–15-year-olds in the region in accor­dance with the nation­al reg­u­la­tion. Every res­i­dent in the Soite area aged 12 and old­er can now get a coro­n­avirus vaccination.

In Soite’s area, young peo­ple are going to be vac­ci­nat­ed at the fol­low­ing sites:

  • Kokkola vaccination center (place: Halpa-Halli’s old building, Kaarlelankatu 7)
  • Perhonjokilaakso vaccination center (place: Passeli’s old building, Kirkkotanhua 1, 69700 Vetil)
  • Kannus (place: health center, Lopotinkatu 2, 69100 Kannus)
  • Kruunupyy (place: health centre, Säbråntie 1, 68500 Kruunupyy)

The vac­ci­na­tion appoint­ment can be booked to any coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion site you want. A more spe­cif­ic time will be giv­en when you book an appoint­ment. Young peo­ple are vac­ci­nat­ed at vac­ci­na­tion sites on Wednes­days, Thurs­days and Fri­days in the after­noon and evening, and on Sat­ur­days from morn­ing to evening. The goal is to vac­ci­nate every 12–15-year-old who wants to be vac­ci­nat­ed dur­ing the next cou­ple of weeks.

Start­ing week 32, 12–15-year-olds may get vac­ci­nat­ed even on the vac­ci­na­tion days with­out appoint­ment book­ing that are orga­nized for the old­er tar­get group. More infor­ma­tion on Soite’s coro­n­avirus web­site.

A vac­cine dose can be giv­en to a young per­son who is at least 12 years old. If the birth­day falls towards the end of the year, the vac­ci­na­tion appoint­ment can be booked ear­li­er, but the vac­ci­na­tion is giv­en after the young per­son has turned 12.

Coro­n­avirus vac­cines give effec­tive pro­tec­tion against the more seri­ous forms of COVID-19. The vac­cines also pro­tect against the long-term effects of COVID-19, the so-called long COVID, which may cause pro­longed tired­ness, short­ness of breath, cough and joint and chest pain. A coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion sig­nif­i­cant­ly reduces the secre­tion of the virus and its spread­ing from one per­son to anoth­er – the vac­ci­na­tion pro­tects both you and your loved ones. Accord­ing to cur­rent knowl­edge, coro­n­avirus vac­cines are effec­tive also against muta­tions of the coro­n­avirus.(source: THL).

Young peo­ple will be offered BioN­Tech-Pfiz­ers Comir­naty vac­cine. Comir­naty is a mRNA vaccine.

Coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion is vol­un­tary and free of charge for everyone.

Appoint­ment book­ing for coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion for 12–15- year-olds:

You can book an appoint­ment for coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion either elec­tron­i­cal­ly or by phone. Elec­tron­ic appoint­ment book­ing is pos­si­ble if the young per­son has online bank user iden­ti­fiers or a mobile ID or if the young per­son has giv­en their per­mis­sion for elec­tron­ic trans­ac­tions with­in Soite.

  • Telephone booking on 06 828 7488 is open Mondays 9th of August and 16th of August from 3 pm to 8 pm.
  • You can also book an appointment by phone on Tuesdays from 12 noon to 3 pm when appointment booking by phone is open for all age groups who have a right to coronavirus vaccine. The number is 06 828 7488.
  •  At other times, those who call will hear a message on the phone. You can also book an appointment for a young person by phone.
  • Electronic appointment booking in the Omahoito service on the address: https://soite.terveytesi.fi is open for everyone aged 12 and older. 
  • Days on which appointment times are available will be marked with green in the web calendar.
    • If electronic identification is not possible, an appointment should be booked by phone.

Please observe:

  • Come to be vaccinated only if you are healthy and only to an appointment you have booked.
  • Take your Kela card with you and take it out while you wait.
  • Wear clothes that make it easy to expose your upper arm.
  • Use a face mask and disinfect your hands when you come and when you go.
  • Keep a safe distance (2 metres) to other people while you wait.
  • Be prepared to stay at the vaccination site for 15 minutes after the vaccination.

As with oth­er vac­ci­na­tions, a per­son who is under 18 years old may make a deci­sion about the coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion if a health care pro­fes­sion­al assess­es that the per­son due to his/her age and lev­el of devel­op­ment is capa­ble of mak­ing deci­sions on his/her own care. There is no age lim­it for a child’s right of self-deter­mi­na­tion. That is why the sit­u­a­tion is assessed case by case.

If an ado­les­cent is not capa­ble of mak­ing deci­sions on his/her care, e.g. because of an ill­ness, a deci­sion on vac­ci­nat­ing requires per­mis­sion by the par­ents or oth­er per­sons who has cus­tody of the ado­les­cent. In such a case, Soite’s pae­di­atric emer­gency clin­ic should be contacted.

Brief addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion about how the coro­n­avirus vac­cine works:

RNA vac­cines, coro­n­avirus and virus vari­ants (aoe.fi)

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