Cur­rent Coro­n­avirus Infor­ma­tion in Soite’s Area on Sep­tem­ber 20th 2021

The cur­rent sit­u­a­tion of infection

The coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion is not improv­ing in the region — infec­tions are cur­rent­ly occur­ring at almost the same rate as dur­ing the seri­ous epi­dem­ic sit­u­a­tion in May. Dur­ing last week (week 37), a total of 38 coro­n­avirus infec­tions were con­firmed in the Soite area. Only a small pro­por­tion of the infec­tions have been detect­ed in peo­ple who were already in quarantine.

The key fig­ures in the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture have been updated:

  • Infections during last week: 38 (a week ago 36)
  • In hospital care: 2 coronavirus patients
  • Number of infections in the last 14 days: 74 (a week ago 55)
  • The incidence of infections during the last 14 days/100 000 citizens: 96 (a week ago 71)
  • 2.6 % of coronavirus test results are positive (a week ago 2 %)
  • Traceability of chains of infection 75 %

Those who have not yet been vac­ci­nat­ed should seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing with­out delay, even if they only have very mild symp­toms indica­tive of a coro­n­avirus infec­tionWe also remind you that the coro­n­avirus test result should be await­ed at home and in quar­an­tine so as not to poten­tial­ly expose oth­ers to the coro­n­avirus, for exam­ple in the workplace

Last week, 1,427 coro­na tests were tak­en, which is some­what less than in pre­vi­ous weeks and this decrease is caused part­ly by the new strat­e­gy for coro­n­avirus test­ing. The share of pos­i­tive coro­n­avirus tests has risen to 2.6 percent.

Most of those who were infect­ed were unvac­ci­nat­ed or hade only received one vac­cine dose. The major­i­ty of infec­tions were infec­tions that occurred with­in the fam­i­ly. The sec­ond largest source of infec­tions was work­places. We there­fore urge employ­ers and man­agers in the area to steer employ­ees to a coro­n­avirus test if the employ­ees expe­ri­ence even minor res­pi­ra­to­ry symp­toms. While wait­ing for the result of the coro­n­avirus test, you must stay at home.

The list of pos­si­ble expo­sures has been updat­ed with the fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion:

The coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic is not end­ing, although restric­tions relat­ed to the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic are being eased nation­wide as the vac­ci­na­tion cov­er­age improves. It is sig­nif­i­cant­ly safer to encounter the coro­n­avirus if you are vac­ci­nat­ed. The vac­cine itself is asso­ci­at­ed with sig­nif­i­cant­ly low­er risks than a coro­n­avirus infection.

Vac­ci­na­tions – vac­ci­na­tions with a third dose are begin­ning for severe­ly immuno­com­pro­mised persons

The coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions of the cit­i­zens are pro­gress­ing well in Soite’s area. The vac­ci­na­tions of the cit­i­zens with­in Soite are pro­gress­ing with regards to all per­sons over the age of 12.

Soite’s coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion indi­ca­tor has been updat­ed! So far, 84.3% of the res­i­dents aged 12 and old­er have received their first vac­cine dose, and 72.2% have received their sec­ond dose in the Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict. Of the entire pop­u­la­tion in the area, 72% have received their first dose and 59.8% their second.

The Finnish Insti­tute for Health and Wel­fare THL has instruct­ed regions to begin vac­ci­na­tions with a third dose of coro­n­avirus vac­cine for severe­ly immuno­com­pro­mised indi­vid­u­als aged 12 years and old­er. The admin­is­tra­tion of a third dose of vac­cine to this tar­get group will begin imme­di­ate­ly in Soite. Per­sons with any of the fol­low­ing dis­eases or con­di­tions are con­sid­ered to be severe­ly immunocompromised:

  • Organ transplantation
  • Stem cell transplantation
  • Severe or moderate congenital immunodeficiency
  • Immunosuppressive cancer treatment
  • Treatment of autoimmune diseases with immunosuppressive biologics or JAK inhibitors
  • Dialysis and severe chronic renal insufficiency
  • Advanced or untreated HIV
  • Other severe immunosuppressive conditions as assessed by a doctor

The third dose is giv­en at Soite’s vac­ci­na­tion sites. You can get vac­ci­nat­ed dur­ing a pre-booked appoint­ment or by vis­it­ing an appoint­ment-free walk-in vac­ci­na­tion. More infor­ma­tion in the bulletin.

There are a good num­ber of vac­ci­na­tion appoint­ments avail­able. Vac­ci­na­tions will be done main­ly dur­ing walk-in vac­ci­na­tion days with­out appoint­ment book­ing, which means you can come to a coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion when it suits you best.

First as well as sec­ond dos­es will be admin­is­tered dur­ing the walk-in-days. At a walk-in vac­ci­na­tion, it is pos­si­ble to arrange for the sec­ond dose to be giv­en ear­li­er than planned, if at least six weeks have passed since the first vaccination.

The aim is to increase the vac­ci­na­tion cov­er­age in the Soite area by bring­ing vac­ci­na­tions clos­er to the pub­lic and mak­ing them more eas­i­ly avail­able. This week, Soite will begin vac­ci­nat­ing the pop­u­la­tion at Pris­ma in Kokko­la Thurs­day 23rd of Sep­tem­ber from 9 am to 3 pm and at Kokko­la City­mar­ket Fri­day 24th of Sep­tem­ber 9 am to 3 pm.

This week, vac­ci­na­tion days with­out appoint­ment book­ing are organized:

  • Tuesday 21st of September 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm the vaccination central in Perhonjokilaakso ( Kirkkotanhua 1). Vaccine: Pfizer and Moderna
  • Tuesday 21st to Wednesday 22nd of September 9 am to 7 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Halpa-Halli’s old building, Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccine: Pfizer and Moderna
  • Wednesday 22nd of September 12:30 pm to 3.30 pm the vaccination central in Perhonjokilaakso (Kirkkotanhua 1, Veteli). Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna.
  • Thursday 23rd of September 9 am to 3 pm Prisma, Kokkola. Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna
  • Thursday 23rd of September 2.15 pm to 3.45 pm Perho health station. Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna
  • Thursday 23rd of September 1 pm to 4 pm Kruunupyy health station (Säbråntie 1). Vaccine: Pfizer
  • Thursday 23rd of September 12 noon to 3 pm Kannus seurakuntakeskus (Valtakatu 20). Vaccine: Pfizer
  • Friday 24th of September 9 am to 3 pm K-Citymarket, Kokkola. Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna
  • Friday 24th of September 12 noon to 3 pm Toholampi Seurakuntakoti (the parish house) (Lampintie 7). Vaccine: Pfizer
  • Saturday 25th of September 12 noon to 4 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Halpa-Halli’s old building, Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna

Accord­ing to pol­i­cy by the Finnish Insti­tute for Health and Wel­fare THL, it is rec­om­mend­ed that the mRNA vac­ci­na­tion series (Pfiz­er and Mod­er­na) are com­plet­ed pri­mar­i­ly using the same vac­cine. If you want to receive your sec­ond vac­cine dose on an appoint­ment-free walk-in day, check if the same vac­cine is avail­able on that day. Vac­cines avail­able on walk-in days are shown in the infor­ma­tion about the vac­ci­na­tion day.

Addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion and the timetable for the walk-in days can be found on Soite’s coro­n­avirus web­site:

An appoint­ment for a coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion may be booked online on or via the sec­re­tary of the vac­ci­na­tion cen­tral, phone 040 804 2821 Mon­day-Fri­day 12 noon — 3 pm or by phone via your local health centre.

Why should I take the coro­n­avirus vaccine?

  1.  Coronavirus vaccines give effective protection against serious forms of COVID-19.
  2.  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.
  3. By taking the vaccine, you can protect not only yourself but also others. The coronavirus vaccination significantly reduces the secretion of the virus and its spreading from one person to another.
  4. The risks associated with the vaccine are significantly smaller than those associated with a coronavirus infection. Link: Information about the coronavirus vaccination
  5. With vaccinations, we can return to a more normal life and the need for restrictions is reduced. Everyone who decides to take the vaccine makes a difference.

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