Appointment booking for coronavirus vaccination expands to persons aged 40 and older
Coronavirus vaccinations will be expanded to persons aged 40 years and older, since there are still some appointments available in the appointment booking system. This means all residents in Soite’s area aged 40 and older, as well as persons aged 16 to 64 who belong to risk group 1 or 2, have a right to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Appointments can now be booked electronically via Soite’s Omahoito service at the address https://soite.terveytesi.fi/portal#/main. Appointment times will be added to the electronic booking system at other times as well if they become available due to cancellations or sudden increases in the number of vaccines. Days on which appointment times are available will be marked with green in the web calendar.
Appointment booking by phone opens again on Tuesday 1st of June 2021.
Appointment booking for a coronavirus vaccination
- electronic appointment booking in the Omahoito service at https://soite.terveytesi.fi is open for all groups currently eligible for vaccination. More appointments are added on Tuesday at 12 p.m. 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. The days that still have appointments available are marked with green colour in the web calendar. You can book an appointment for another person if you have made an agreement regarding this. Read more: https://www.soite.fi/toisen_puolesta_asiointi (in Finnish).
- telephone booking on 06 828 7488 opens Tuesdays at 12 pm. 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. You can also book an appointment for an elderly person by phone.
The electronic booking works more smoothly and we recommend that appointments are booked online if possible. 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 normally 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.
You can choose to which vaccination site you book an appointment.
- 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.
- If you belong to a risk group: be prepared to prove you belong to the risk group at the vaccination site (e.g. by showing your Kela card or a copy of your epicrisis or prescription).
- 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.
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.
After a vaccination it is still important to:
- maintain safe distances
- to wear a mask when it is not possible to maintain safe distances
- to practise good hand and coughing hygiene
- to seek out testing if one has symptoms
- to follow other instructions when it comes to preventing the coronavirus from spreading.
This is necessary because we do not have enough information about how effectively the vaccine prevents transmission. Guidelines are amended as new information emerges, but at this time the same recommendations apply to both vaccinated persons and those not protected by vaccination. This is in line with the precautionary principle.
After the start of vaccinations, it will still take a long time before immune protection at the population level is achieved and the epidemic has been defeated. Link: Transmission and protection – coronavirus (The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, THL)
Everyone can help in the fight against the coronavirus and other infectious diseases by practising good hand hygiene and by coughing, sneezing, and blowing their nose correctly. This is why these practises are always important.