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 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 
  • 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:

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:

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:

An appoint­ment for a coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion may still be booked online on 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. 


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