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13.09.2021

Cur­rent Coro­n­avirus Infor­ma­tion in Soite’s Area on Sep­tem­ber 13th 2021

The cur­rent sit­u­a­tion of infection 

Last week (week 36), a total of 36 coro­n­avirus infec­tions were con­firmed in the Soite area. There has been a sharp rise in the num­ber of infec­tions and the coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion has dete­ri­o­rat­ed in the Soite area.

The aver­age age of those infect­ed has risen. Of the infec­tions, 29% were detect­ed in per­sons aged 30 to 39 years old and anoth­er 29% in per­sons aged 50 to 59. In all, the age range of those infect­ed was 8–85 years old. The major­i­ty of those infect­ed were unvac­ci­nat­ed or had received just a sin­gle dose of vaccine.

Last week, 1,827 coro­na tests were tak­en, which is some­what less than in pre­vi­ous weeks. The num­ber of pos­i­tive coro­n­avirus tests has risen to 2 percent.

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 they expe­ri­ence even minor res­pi­ra­to­ry symp­toms. While wait­ing for the result of the coro­n­avirus test, you must stay at home.

The key fig­ures in the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture have been updat­ed. At this stage of the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic, the focus of Soite’s infor­ma­tion is on vac­ci­na­tion cov­er­age as well as on mon­i­tor­ing the need for hos­pi­tal care rather than dai­ly coro­n­avirus infec­tions. These indi­ca­tors will describe the epi­dem­ic sit­u­a­tion bet­ter than dai­ly fig­ures regard­ing infec­tions. The sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture is updat­ed on Mondays.

  • In hospital care: 2 coronavirus patients
  • Number of infections in the last 14 days: 55
  • The incidence of infections during the last 14 days/100 000 citizens: 71
  • 2% of coronavirus test results are positive.
  • Traceability of chains of infection 75%

The list of pos­si­ble expo­sure sit­u­a­tions has been updat­ed as follows:

  • Tuesday 7th of September 11am to 1 pm Kung’s Kitchen, Kokkola 
  • Wednesday 8th of September 11 am to 12 noon Pata’n Keittiö, Kokkola 
  • Tuesday 7th to Thursday 9th of September 12 noon to 1 pm Cafe Eden, Kokkola 

The list of all pos­si­ble places of expo­sure is on Soite’s coro­n­avirus web­site: https://korona.soite.fi/en/possible-exposures-to-covid-19/

Please seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing even if you only have mild symptoms!

Please seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing even if you only have very mild symp­toms that fit the coro­n­avirus. Com­mon symp­toms that fit the coro­n­avirus are e.g. fever, sore throat, cough, headache, mus­cle ache, fatigue and dis­tur­bances when it comes to smell or taste. A coro­n­avirus test may, how­ev­er, be pos­i­tive even if only one or two symp­toms occur.
 

Please seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing even if you have already been vac­ci­nat­ed against the coro­n­avirus. A vac­ci­na­tion pro­tects against the severe form of the coro­n­avirus dis­ease, but a per­son who has been vac­ci­nat­ed may still become ill and infect others.

You can eas­i­ly book an appoint­ment for coro­n­avirus test­ing through the Omaolo ser­vice online or via Soite’s Coro­n­avirus Helpline 06 828 7499 / via the children’s hos­pi­tal, phone 06 826 4444.

Vac­ci­na­tions 

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. As of today, the sec­ond dose of the vac­cine can be giv­en six weeks after the first dose. Remem­ber to take the boost­er vaccine! 

Soite’s coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion indi­ca­tor has been updat­ed! So far, 83.7% of the res­i­dents aged 12 and old­er have received their first vac­cine dose, and 70% have received their sec­ond dose in the Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict. Of the entire pop­u­la­tion in the area, 71.5% have received their first dose and 58% their second.

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.

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.

This week, vac­ci­na­tion days with­out appoint­ment book­ing are organized: 

  • Tuesday 14th of September 2.15 pm to 3.30 pm the vaccination central in Perhonjokilaakso (business centre Passeli, Kirkkotanhua 1, Veteli). Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna 
  • Tuesday 14th of September 9 am to 3 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Halpa-Halli’s old building, Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccine: Pfizer 
  • Wednesday 15th to Thursday 16th of September 9 am to 7 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Halpa-Halli’s old building, Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna 
  • Thursday 16th of September 12 noon to 4 pm Perho health station (Vanhainkodintie 20) Vaccine: Pfizer 
  • Thursday 16th of September 12 noon to 3 pm Kannus seurakuntakeskus (Valtakatu 20). Vaccine: Pfizer 
  • Friday 17th of September 11 am to 5 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Halpa-Halli’s old building, Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccinations: Pfizer and Moderna 
  • Friday 17th of September 12 noon to 4 pm Kruunupyy health station (Säbråntie 1). Vaccination: Pfizer 
  • Friday 17th of September 12 noon 3 pm Toholampi Seurakuntakoti (the parish house) (Lampintie 7). Vaccination: Pfizer 
  • Saturday 18th of September 12 noon to 4 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Halpa-Halli’s old building, Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccinations: Pfizer and Moderna 

Appoint­ment book­ing online or by phone 

An appoint­ment for a coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion may be booked online or by phone.

  • Electronic appointment booking in the Omahoito service at https://soite.terveytesi.fi is open 24/7.
    • The days that still have appointments available are marked with green colour in the web calendar.

  • Telephone booking: through the secretary of the vaccination central, phone 040 804 2821 Monday-Friday 12 noon - 3 pm. Or 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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