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
    • 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: 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: (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).


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