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:

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.

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?

  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 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.

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.


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