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22.11.2021

Cur­rent Coro­n­avirus Infor­ma­tion in Soite’s Area on 22nd of Novem­ber 2021

The Cur­rent Sit­u­a­tion of Infection

The coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion is still seri­ous in the Soite area, even though a decrease can be seen in the num­ber of infec­tions and in the inci­dence rate. Dur­ing last week (week 46), 87 new pos­i­tive coro­n­avirus cas­es were con­firmed in Soite’s area. Last week, about 1 570 coro­n­avirus tests were tak­en. The share of pos­i­tive test results was 5.5%. 80% of the infec­tions could be traced.

66 % of the infec­tions were con­firmed in unvac­ci­nat­ed per­sons or per­sons whose vac­ci­na­tion series is incom­plete. One third of the infec­tions were con­firmed in per­sons who had received two vac­cine dos­es. Most of these were infec­tions that had hap­pened with­in the fam­i­ly. A coro­n­avirus infec­tion is pos­si­ble despite two vac­cine dos­es if one is in con­tact with a per­son with COVID-19 for a long peri­od of time. Elder­ly per­sons and per­sons who have an under­ly­ing dis­ease and whose vac­cine response has weak­ened have also been infect­ed despite two vac­cine dos­es. Those who get COVID-19 despite two vac­cine dos­es usu­al­ly have a mild form of the disease. 

At the moment, nine per­sons who have COVID-19 are cared for at the Cen­tral Ostro­both­n­ian Cen­tral Hos­pi­tal. Those who have COVID-19 have been iso­lat­ed and are cared for sep­a­rate­ly from oth­er patients.

The Key Fig­ures in the Sit­u­a­tion­al Pic­ture Have Been Updated:

  • Infections last week: 87 (a week ago 107)
  • In hospital care: 9 coronavirus patients
  • The number of coronavirus cases during the last 14 days: 194 (a week ago 237)
  • The incidence of infections during the last 14 days/100 000 citizens: 251 (a week ago 306)
  • 5.5% of the coronavirus tests are positive (a week ago 5.5%)
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of six coronavirus-related deaths have occurred in the Central Ostrobothnia hospital district 
  • The epidemic status of the coronavirus epidemic in Central Ostrobothnia: area with community transmission

The list of pos­si­ble expo­sures has been updat­ed! Expo­sure to the coro­n­avirus may have occurred at the fol­low­ing places:

  • 15th to 18th of November Lahjaana, Kälviä
  • 18th of November 3 pm to 3.30 pm Yläpub, Kokkola

The list on pos­si­ble expo­sures in Soite’s area https://korona.soite.fi/en/possible-exposures-to-covid-19/

The most impor­tant thing is to fol­low the hygiene rec­om­men­da­tions con­nect­ed to the coro­n­avirus and to get vac­ci­nat­ed if one has not yet been vac­ci­nat­ed. The region­al coro­n­avirus rec­om­men­da­tions are list­ed on Soite’s coro­n­avirus web­site: https://korona.soite.fi/en/recommendations/

Those who are still unvac­ci­nat­ed should seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing imme­di­ate­ly even if they only have very mild symp­toms indica­tive of coro­n­avirus. The coro­n­avirus test result should be await­ed at home and in quar­an­tine so as not to poten­tial­ly expose oth­ers to the coro­n­avirus, for exam­ple in the workplace.

Those who have received two vac­cine dos­es should seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing if they have been exposed to a con­firmed coro­n­avirus case and are expe­ri­enc­ing symp­toms or if they are suf­fer­ing from symp­toms of a res­pi­ra­to­ry infec­tion and belong to a risk group or work in the social and health care services.

Vac­ci­na­tions

Coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions are pro­gress­ing with­in Soite’s area and the influen­za vac­ci­na­tions have also begun well. Coro­n­avirus vac­cine recip­i­ents can receive the influen­za vac­cine dur­ing the same vis­it if they belong to the tar­get group for influen­za vac­ci­na­tions.  More infor­ma­tion on influen­za vac­ci­na­tions can be found on Soite’s web­site (in Finnish and Swedish).

Soite’s coro­na vac­ci­na­tion indi­ca­tor has now been updat­ed! In all, 88.6% of the cit­i­zens in Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia health care dis­trict over the age of 12 have now received their first vac­cine dose. 82.4% of all per­sons over the age of 12 have received their sec­ond vac­cine dose. Vac­ci­na­tions with the third dose have begun and 5.7% of per­sons over the age of 12 have now received their third dose.

The vac­ci­na­tions of the cit­i­zens are pro­gress­ing with regards to all per­sons over the age of 12 who live in Soite’s area. All per­sons over 60 years of age and all per­sons over the age of 12 who belong to risk groups 1 and 2 can vis­it one of Soite’s vac­ci­na­tion sites for a third coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion if at least 6 months have passed since they received their sec­ond dose. The vac­ci­na­tion infor­ma­tion is checked at the vac­ci­na­tion site and if less than 6 months have passed since the sec­ond vac­ci­na­tion, a third vac­cine dose can­not yet be giv­en. A third vac­cine dose is also still avail­able for immuno­com­pro­mised per­sons over the age of 12 as well as per­son­nel with­in the social and health care sys­tem who received their first vac­cine dos­es with a short inter­val of 3–4 weeks in the begin­ning of the year.

Vac­ci­na­tions are main­ly giv­en on walk-in vac­ci­na­tion days with­out appoint­ment book­ing, which means you can come to a coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion when it suits you best. First, sec­ond and third dos­es are 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.

Vac­ci­na­tion days with­out appoint­ment book­ing are orga­nized this week as follows:

  • 22nd - 25th of November 9 am - 7.30 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccine: Pfizer. 
  • 23rd of November 9 am - 3.30 pm the vaccination central in Perhonjokilaakso (Kirkkotanhua 1, Veteli). Vaccine: Pfizer. 
  • 24th of November 9 am - 7.30 pm the vaccination central in Perhonjokilaakso (Kirkkotanhua 1, Veteli). Vaccine: Pfizer. 
  • 25th of November 9 am - 7 pm Perho health care centre (Vanhainkodintie 20). Vaccine: Pfizer. 
  • 25th of November 9 am - 3.45 pm Kruunupyy health station (Säbråntie 1). Vaccine: Pfizer 
  • 25th of November 8.30 am - 3 pm Kannus seurakuntakeskus (the parish centre) (Valtakatu 20). Vaccine: Pfizer. 
  • 25th of November 4 pm to 8 pm Lestijärvi health care station (Niemeläntie 3A). Vaccine: Pfizer. 
  • 26th of November 9 am - 7.30 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccine: Pfizer and Moderna.
  • 26th of November 9 am - 3.30 pm the vaccination central in Perhonjokilaakso (Kirkkotanhua 1, Veteli). Vaccine: Pfizer. 
  • 26th of November 8.30 am -3 pm Toholampi seurakuntakoti (parish house) (Lampintie 7). Vaccine: Pfizer.

Addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion and the timetable for the walk-in days can be found on Soite’s coro­n­avirus web­site: https://korona.soite.fi/en/the-coronavirus-vaccines/

An appoint­ment for a coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion may still be booked online on https://soite.terveytesi.fi/ or by phone on the num­ber 06 828 7488. Phone hours Mon­day to Thurs­day from 9 am to 3 pm and Fri­day 9 am to 2 pm. You can also book an appoint­ment via your health care central.

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. 
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