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06.09.2021

Cur­rent Coro­n­avirus Infor­ma­tion in Soite’s Area 6.9.2021

The cur­rent sit­u­a­tion of infection

No new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area after the ones we informed about dur­ing the weekend.

The key fig­ures in the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture have been updated:

  • The number of coronavirus cases during the last 14 days: 38 (a week ago 45)
  • The incidence of infections during the last 14 days/100 000 citizens: 49 (a week ago 58)
  • No patients are being treated for coronavirus infection at the Central Ostrobothnia Central Hospital
  • 0.8% of the coronavirus tests are positive. Last week, a total 2244 coronavirus tests were taken
  • The traceability of the chains of infections is 85%
  • The number of coronavirus infections that have been confirmed in Soite since the pandemic began: 614
  • The epidemiological situation in Central Ostrobothnia: acceleration phase

Please seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing even if you only have mild symptoms!

Please seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing even if you only have very mild symp­toms that fit the coro­n­avirus. Com­mon symp­toms that fit the coro­n­avirus are e.g. fever, sore throat, cough, headache, mus­cle ache, fatigue and dis­tur­bances when it comes to smell or taste. A coro­n­avirus test may, how­ev­er, be pos­i­tive even if only one or two symp­toms occur.

Please seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing even if you have already been vac­ci­nat­ed against the coro­n­avirus. A vac­ci­na­tion pro­tects against the severe form of the coro­n­avirus dis­ease, but a per­son who has been vac­ci­nat­ed may still become ill and infect others.

You can eas­i­ly book an appoint­ment for coro­n­avirus test­ing through the Omaolo ser­vice online or via Soite’s Coro­n­avirus Helpline 06 828 7499 / via the children’s hos­pi­tal, phone 06 826 4444.

Vac­ci­na­tions

The coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions of the cit­i­zens are pro­gress­ing well in Soite’s area. The vac­ci­na­tions of the cit­i­zens with­in Soite are pro­gress­ing with regards to all per­sons over the age of 12.

Soite’s coro­na vac­ci­na­tion indi­ca­tor has been updat­ed! So far, 83.1% of the res­i­dents aged 12 and old­er in the Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict have received their first vac­cine dose, and 66% have received their sec­ond dose. Of the entire pop­u­la­tion in the area, 71% have received their first dose and 55% their second.

There are a good num­ber of vac­ci­na­tion appoint­ments avail­able. Vac­ci­na­tions will be done main­ly dur­ing walk-in vac­ci­na­tion days with­out appoint­ment book­ing, which means you can come to a coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion when it suits you best.

First as well as sec­ond dos­es will be 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 eight weeks have passed since the first vaccination.

Accord­ing to pol­i­cy by the Finnish Insti­tute for Health and Wel­fare THL, it is rec­om­mend­ed that the mRNA vac­ci­na­tion series (Pfiz­er and Mod­er­na) are com­plet­ed pri­mar­i­ly using the same vac­cine. If you want to receive your sec­ond vac­cine dose on an appoint­ment-free walk-in day, check if the same vac­cine is avail­able on that day. Vac­cines avail­able on walk-in days are shown in the infor­ma­tion about the vac­ci­na­tion day.

This week, vac­ci­na­tion days with­out appoint­ment book­ing are organized:

  • Tuesday 7th of September 3 pm to 7 pm Teerijärvi health station (Hörbyntie 8). Vaccine: Pfizer
  • Tuesday 7th to Saturday 11th of September 9 am to 6 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Halpa-Halli’s old building, Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccine: Pfizer
  • Wednesday 8th of September 9 am to 3.30 pm the vaccination central in Perhonjokilaakso (business center Passeli, Kirkkotanhua 1, Veteli). Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna.
  • Thursday 9th of September 1 pm to 4.30 pm Teerijärvi health station (Hörbyntie 8). Vaccine: Pfizer
  • Thursday 9th of September 12 noon to 3 pm Kannus seurakuntakeskus (Valtakatu 20). Vaccine: Pfizer
  • Thursday 9th of September 12 noon to 3 pm Toholampi Seurakuntakoti (the parish house) (Lampintie 7). Vaccine: Pfizer
  • Thursday 9th of September 12 noon to 3 pm Perho health station. Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna
  • Friday 10th of September 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm the vaccination central in Perhonjokilaakso (business center Passeli, Kirkkotanhua 1, Veteli). Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna.
  • Friday 10th of September during the event Kaupan ja kulttuurin yö in Kokkola (the night of trade and culture). The time will be specified later.

Appoint­ment book­ing online or by phone

An appoint­ment for a coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion may be booked online or by phone.

  • Electronic appointment booking in the Omahoito service at https://soite.terveytesi.fi is open 24/7.
    • The days that still have appointments available are marked with green colour in the web calendar.
  • Telephone booking: through the secretary of the vaccination central, phone 040 804 2821 Monday-Friday 12 noon - 3 pm. Or via your local health centre.

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 a 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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