Soite’s coronavirus task group informs on the 25th of March 2021
Soite’s coronavirus task group has a meeting on Thursdays and when needed. We will still publish information about the situational picture on Mondays as well. The preparedness is in accordance with plan.
The current situation of infection
No new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Soite’s area today.
No patients are currently being treated for COVID-19 at the Central Ostrobothnia Central Hospital.
Over the past 14 days, a total of 9 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Soite and the incidence of infections during the last 14 days is currently 11.6 /100,000 citizens The number of coronavirus infections that have been confirmed in Soite since the pandemic began is now 243. All the recent sources of infection have been traced.
Coronavirus vaccinations are progressing well within Soite’s area. You can follow how the vaccinations progress in the area with the help of Soite’s corona vaccination indicator, which is updated on Monday afternoons.
The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) has decided that coronavirus vaccinations with AstraZeneca’s vaccine can continue for persons who are over 65 years old (THL’s text in Finnish) starting Monday 29th March. In Soite’s area, this means that appointment booking for coronavirus vaccinations opens on Tuesday 30th March 2021 for 65–69-year-old persons who belong to risk group 1. Vaccinations of persons aged 18 to 64 years who belong to risk group 1 will be paused during the week following Easter (5th April to 11th April).
In Soite’s area, persons who belong to risk group 1 and are 65–69 years old will be vaccinated with AstraZeneca’s vaccine. mRNA vaccines (Pfizer-BioNtech’s Comirnaty and Moderna) will mainly be given to persons over the age of 70. Persons over the age of 70 may also be offered AstraZeneca’s vaccine if there are doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine left after the vaccinations of risk group 1.
Appointment booking for coronavirus vaccination will be opened again on Tuesday 30th of March 2021 as follows:
- telephone booking on 06 828 7488.
- between 12 noon and 1 pm, appointments are given only to persons older than 70
- from 1 pm forward, vaccination appointments are given to everyone older than 70 as well as 65-69-year-old persons who belong to risk group 1.
- 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.
- electronic appointment booking in the Omahoito service on the address: https://soite.terveytesi.fi will open for all groups currently eligible for vaccination on Tuesday 12 o’clock. 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. 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).
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 as normal 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.
If an informal caregiver or partner who lives in the same household is to be vaccinated at the same time, the appointment booking must be done by phone for both.
Persons who belong to risk groups should be prepared to prove that they belong to a risk group when they arrive at the vaccination site (e.g. by showing their Kela card or a copy of their epicrisis or prescription).
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.
Have a coronavirus safe Easter!
THL urges everyone to spend Easter this year close to home in the company of their closest circle. Reducing social contacts reduces the risk of becoming infected with coronavirus, and therefore everyone should consider how to reduce social contacts in both their everyday life as well as during the Easter holidays. Additional information in THL’s message (in Finnish).