Soite’s coronavirus task group informs on August 5th 2021 — 1 new infection and possible exposure at Kokkolan Viinijuhlat
Soite’s coronavirus task group gathered on Thursday 5th of August 2021 to evaluate the regional situational picture.
The current situation of infection
One new coronavirus case has been confirmed in Soite’s area. Over the past 14 days, a total of 12 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Soite and the incidence of infections during 14 days is currently 15.5/100 000 citizens. No patients with COVID-19 are currently being treated at the Central Ostrobothnia Central Hospital.
A new possible place of exposure, Kokkolan Viinijuhlat on 30th and 31st of July 2021, has been added to the list of all possible places of exposure. The list on all possible places of exposure is on Soite’s coronavirus website: https://korona.soite.fi/en/possible-exposures-to-covid-19/
We ask those who visited this place to observe themselves for any symptoms and book an appointment for coronavirus testing even if they only have mild symptoms. Please observe that even if you have visited a potential exposure place, you do not have to contact Soite by phone if you do not have any symptoms. It is enough if you follow the coronavirus recommendations i.e. keep the number of close contacts to a minimum, avoid unnecessary social gatherings and be mindful of proper use of face masks, maintain a safety distance of 2 meters and exercise good hand hygiene. If you have even just mild symptoms, please book an appointment for coronavirus testing.
You can book an appointment for coronavirus testing through the Omaolo service online or through Soite’s Coronavirus Helpline 06 828 7499 / children’s hospital phone 06 826 4444.
Currently, vaccination is open for all residents over the age of 16 as well as persons aged 12 to 15 who belong to risk group 1 or 2.
Soite is prepared to start vaccinating all young people aged 12–15 on a fast schedule if a national decision is made regarding this. We will inform more about this later.
There are a fairly good number of vaccination appointments available and more are added all the time. The goal is to add appointments for at least one week at a time. You can book an appointment for coronavirus vaccination either electronically or by phone:
- Electronically in the Omahoito service online.
- An appointment may be booked electronically via the Omahoito service if you have the codes that are needed for electronic identification (online banking codes or a mobile certificate). If electronic identification is not possible, an appointment should be booked by phone.
- The Omahoito service is open 24/7. Days on which appointment times are available are marked with green in the web calendar.
- Appointment booking by phone is open on Tuesdays from 12 noon to 3 pm at the number 06 828 7488 and more appointments will also open in the Omahoito electronic appointment booking system on Tuesday at 12 noon.
Soite also organizes appointment free vaccination days, during which you can get your first coronavirus vaccination at a time that is most convenient for you.
The following appointment free vaccination days will be organized:
- Thursday 5th of August 9 am and 3 pm Kokkola’s vaccination site (Halpa-Halli’s old building, Kaarlelankatu 7)
- Friday 6th of August 2021 from 9 am to 12 noon Kruunupyy health centre (Säbråntie 1, 68500 Kruunupyy)
- Tuesday 10th of August 2021 12 noon to 3.30 pm Perhonjokilaakso vaccination center (Passeli)
- Thursday 12th of August 2021 9 am to 3 pm Kokkola vaccination center (Halpa-Halli’s old building, Kaarlelankatu 7)
- Thursday 12th of August 2021 12 noon to 3.30 pm Kannus seurakuntakoti (parish home) (Valtakatu 20, Kannus)
- Thursday 12th of August 2021 12 noon to 3.30 Kruunupyy health center (Säbråntie 1, 68500 Kruunupyy)
Why should I take the coronavirus vaccine?
- Coronavirus vaccines give effective protection against serious forms of COVID-19.
- 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.
- 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.
- The risks associated with the vaccine are significantly smaller than those associated with coronavirus infection. Link: Information about the coronavirus vaccination
- 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.
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.
Changes in Soite due to the coronavirus epidemic
Due to the coronavirus epidemic, special arrangements continue for the following activities:
Instructions for visiting housing services until 15th October 2021:
- Visits to relatives at housing service units are arranged with safety measures in accordance with the unit's instructions.
- It is important that you do not have any symptoms when you visit.
- A face mask should be worn during the visit, as according to the regional face mask recommendation, a mask should be used when visiting social and health care units.
- We recommend that you contact the unit beforehand to arrange a safe visit.
- Additional information about the housing service units.
Soite’s transport service center (Matkapalvelukeskus):
- Client transportations are not combined in Soite's area until after the 15th of October 2021. There may be disruptions in the client transportation.
Information about the coronavirus
We always report on the coronavirus situation on Mondays and Thursdays, when we update the incidence rates in the situational picture. The number of cases is updated every weekday on Soite’s coronavirus website.
The information in Soite’s coronavirus vaccination indicator will be updated on Mondays on Soite’s coronavirus website.
On Wednesdays, we will inform you of the decisions of the regional COVID-19 authority group.
We will also inform you of the coronavirus situation outside the planned information schedule if the regional situation changes substantially.