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.
- 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: