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.
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
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?
- 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 a 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.