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 address­ment 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.

Link: Addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion about Soite’s coro­na vaccinations

Appoint­ment book­ing for a coro­n­avirus vaccination

  • electronic appointment booking in the Omahoito service at 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: (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.

Please note:

  • 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.


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