Current coronavirus information in Soite’s area on December 27th 2021 – the first case of the omicron variant confirmed in the Soite area
The current situation of infection
The number of coronavirus infections remains high in the Soite area. During last week (week 51), a total of 104 new coronavirus infections were confirmed in the Soite area. Last week, 1,600 coronavirus samples were taken. The percentage of positive samples was 7.4 %. 87 percent of the infections have been traced.
The first case of the omicron variant has been observed in the Soite area. We would like to remind you that taking the coronavirus vaccine is particularly important now that the quickly spreading omicron variant is beginning to appear in the area.
Five COVID-19 patients are currently being treated at Central Ostrobothnia central hospital, and one of these patients is being treated at the intensive care unit.
The key figures in the situational picture have been updated::
- Infections during last week: 104 (a week ago 103)
- In hospital care: 5 coronavirus patients
- Number of infections in the last 14 days: 207 (a week ago 129)
- The incidence of infections during the last 14 days/100 000 citizens: 267 (a week ago 167)
- 7.4 % of coronavirus test results are positive (a week ago 6.5 %)
- Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 7 coronavirus-related deaths have occurred in the Central Ostrobothnia hospital district
- The status of the coronavirus epidemic in Central Ostrobothnia: area with community transmission
Soite’s coronavirus testing is open as usual during the New Year’s weekend, including New Year’s Day. Book an appointment for testing either electronically or by phone.
- Electronically via the Omaolo service at the address www.omaolo.fi
- Coronavirus helpline: phone 06 828 7499. Open every day 8 am to 4 pm.
The most important part is to follow the coronavirus hygiene recommendations and seek out coronavirus testing if you are still completely unvaccinated or have not yet had your booster vaccination doses. Current recommendations regarding the coronavirus epidemic within Soite’s area are listed on Soite’s corona website: https://korona.soite.fi/en/recommendations/
Especially those who are 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.
Coronavirus vaccinations are progressing within Soite’s area. Coronavirus vaccinations are now progressing with regards to all persons over the age of 12 who live in Soite’s area. Residents are now especially active in getting the third dose.
Soite’s corona vaccination indicator has been updated! In total, 89.3 percent of the citizens in the Soite area over the age of 12 have now received their first vaccine dose. 85 percent of persons over the age of 12 in the area have received their second vaccination dose. Vaccinations with the third doses have been off to a good start and so far, 30.1 percent of the persons over the age of 12 have received a third dose. Of the coronavirus vaccinations that were given last week, about 90 percent were vaccinations with the third dose.
On the recommendation of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, people who belong to medical risk groups and persons aged 60 and older can receive a third dose of the vaccine if at least 3 months have passed since the second vaccination. This may cause congestion at vaccination sites, especially in the morning. We therefore recommend that persons who come to get vaccinated spread out their visits throughout the day to avoid congestion.
In the Soite area, children aged 5 to 11 who belong to medical risk groups will be vaccinated on specific appointment-free days at Soite’s children’s hospital and at some of Soite’s vaccination centers with appointment in January.
At Soite’s children’s hospital, coronavirus vaccinations are given during walk-in days on:
- Monday 27th of December 3 pm to 7 pm
- Tuesday 28th of December 3 pm to 7 pm
- Thursday 30th of December 3 pm to 7 pm
In addition, coronavirus vaccinations, with appointments, for children aged 5–11 years who belong to medical risk groups will be arranged at Soite’s vaccination centers in Kokkola and Kannus in January 2022. Appointments can be made through Soite’s Omaolo service online on: soite.terveytesi.fi
Vaccinations are given mainly during 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 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 six weeks have passed since the first vaccination.
This week, vaccination days without appointment booking are organized:
- December 28th to 30th 9 am to 3.30 the vaccination central in Kokkola (Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccine: Pfizer
- December 29th 9 am to 3.30 pm the vaccination central in Perhonjokilaakso (Kirkkotanhua 1, Veteli). Vaccine: Pfizer
- December 29th 1 pm to 5 pm Teerijärvi health station (Hörbyntie 8). Vaccine: Pfizer
- December 30th 8.30 am to 3.30 pm Kannus seurakuntakeskus (the parish centre) (Valtakatu 20). Vaccine: Pfizer
- December 30th 9 am to 15.30 Perho health station (Vanhainkodintie 20) Vaccine: Pfizer
- December 31st 8.30 am to 3 pm Toholampi Seurakuntakoti (the 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 central.
The third vaccine dose is important especially for persons aged 60 and older and for persons who belong to a medical risk group, and we encourage those who belong to these groups to get a third vaccine dose as soon as possible 5 to 6 months after the second dose. We also encourage you to get the second vaccine dose as soon as possible if you have not yet received it.
Naturally, first doses of the vaccine are also still being distributed and we encourage you to seek out coronavirus vaccination if you are completely unvaccinated. The coronavirus is not going away and it will be very difficult to avoid the disease in the future. It is significantly safer to encounter the coronavirus if you are vaccinated.
Coronavirus certificate and coronavirus passport
Soite’s receptions are congested due to inquiries about coronavirus vaccination certificates. We ask our clients to please print their coronavirus vaccination certificates themselves from the My Kanta Pages service. You can also take a screenshot of the coronavirus vaccination passport and save the image on your phone, and this way you have access to the passport and can show it even when you do not have internet access.