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29.11.2021

Cur­rent Coro­n­avirus Infor­ma­tion in Soite’s Area on Novem­ber 29th 2021

The cur­rent sit­u­a­tion of infection

The coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion remains seri­ous in the Soite area. The risk of get­ting a coro­n­avirus infec­tion is still high in the area, although a decrease can be observed in the num­ber and inci­dence of infec­tions. Dur­ing last week (week 47), a total of 44 new coro­n­avirus infec­tions were con­firmed in the Soite area. The major­i­ty of infec­tions were con­firmed in unvac­ci­nat­ed per­sons or in per­sons who have not received a com­plete series of vac­ci­na­tions. 64% of infec­tions were con­firmed in per­sons already in quarantine. 

Last week, cir­ca 1,175 coro­n­avirus sam­ples were tak­en. The per­cent­age of pos­i­tive sam­ples was 3.7 %. 84 per­cent of the infec­tions have been traced. 

Three COVID-19 patients are cur­rent­ly being treat­ed at Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia cen­tral hospital. 

Now dur­ing the pre-Christ­mas sea­son we would like to empha­size that you should only par­tic­i­pate in pre-Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tions and oth­er par­ties if you are healthy. You should stay at home even if you have only mild symp­toms indica­tive of a coro­n­avirus infec­tion. We rec­om­mend that you read the list of sug­ges­tions for safe pre-Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tions that the Finnish Insti­tute for Health and Wel­fare has com­piled. The Institute’s guide­lines state that it would be advis­able also for pri­vate event organ­is­ers to use a coro­n­avirus pass­port, and that it is impor­tant that the coro­n­avirus pass­port be used through­out the event, not just after a cer­tain time. 

In accor­dance with the Institute’s rec­om­men­da­tion, Soite will start admin­is­ter­ing a third dose of coro­n­avirus vac­cine with­in its area to health care per­son­nel that treats coro­n­avirus patients, to per­son­nel and res­i­dents with­in around-the-clock care and to health and social care per­son­nel pro­vid­ing oth­er urgent ser­vices. The third dose will be giv­en to per­sons who received their sec­ond dose six months before. A third dose can also be giv­en to health and social care per­son­nel who pro­vide oth­er urgent ser­vices that the regions deem to be urgent and critical. 

The Insti­tute has start­ed a new web page (in Finnish) about the Omi­cron coro­n­avirus muta­tion. The site is updat­ed as the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture becomes more complete. 

The key fig­ures in the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture have been updat­ed:  

  • Infections during last week: 44 (a week ago 87) 
  • In hospital care: 3 coronavirus patients 
  • Number of infections in the last 14 days: 130 (a week ago 194) 
  • The incidence of infections during the last 14 days/100,000 citizens: 168 (a week ago 251) 
  • 3.7 % of coronavirus test results are positive (a week ago 5.5 %) 
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 6 coronavirus-related deaths have occurred in the Central Ostrobothnia hospital district  
  • The epidemic status of the coronavirus epidemic status in Central Ostrobothnia: area with community transmission 

The list of pos­si­ble expo­sures has been updat­ed! Coro­n­avirus expo­sures may have occurred in the fol­low­ing places: 

  • November 23rd 4 pm to 4.30 pm Näkömestari, Kokkola  
  • November 23rd 4.30 pm to 5.30 Prisma, Kokkola  
  • November 24th 1.55 pm to 2.10 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola   
  • November 25th. 5 pm to 7.30 pm swimming centre Vesiveijari, Kokkola  
  • November 25th 6 pm to 7.30 gym SC ROK  
  • November 26th 10.30 am to 11.30 am gym SC ROK 

The list of pos­si­ble expo­sures in the Soite area: https://korona.soite.fi/en/possible-exposures-to-covid-19/ 

The most impor­tant part is to fol­low the hygiene rec­om­men­da­tions and seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing if you are not yet vac­ci­nat­ed. Cur­rent rec­om­men­da­tions regard­ing the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic with­in Soite’s area are list­ed on Soite’s coro­na 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 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 with the social and health care services. 

Vac­ci­na­tions 

Coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions are pro­gress­ing with­in Soite’s area and the influen­za vac­ci­na­tions have also been off to a good start. If you wish to, you can take the influen­za vac­cine dur­ing the same appoint­ment that you receive the coro­n­avirus vac­cine, if you belong to the influen­za vac­cine tar­get group. Addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion about the influen­za vac­cine can be found on Soite’s web site (in Finnish)

Soite’s coro­na vac­ci­na­tion indi­ca­tor has been updat­ed! In total, 88.9% of the cit­i­zens in the Soite area over the age of 12 have now received their first vac­cine dose. 83.4 per­cent of per­sons over the age of 12 in the area have received their sec­ond vac­ci­na­tion dose. Vac­ci­na­tions with the third dos­es are under way and so far, 7.8 per­cent of the per­sons over the age of 12 have received a third dose. 

Vac­ci­na­tions are now 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 per­sons over 12 years of age in risk groups 1 and 2 can vis­it Soite’s vac­ci­na­tion points 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 sys­tems who received their first two vac­cine dos­es with a short inter­val of 3–4 weeks at the begin­ning of the year. 

Vac­ci­na­tions are 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: 

  • November 29th to December 2nd 9 am to 7.30 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccine: Pfizer 
  • November 30th 9 am to 3.30 pm the vaccination central in Perhonjokilaakso, Passeli (Kirkkotanhua 1, Veteli). Vaccine: Pfizer 
  • December 1st 9 am to 6 pm the vaccination central in Perhonjokilaakso, Passeli (Kirkkotanhua 1, Veteli). Vaccine: Pfizer 
  • December 2nd 9 am to 4 pm Perho health station (Vanhainkodintie 20) Vaccine: Pfizer 
  • December 2nd 8.30 am to 3.30 pm Kannus seurakuntakeskus (the parish centre) (Valtakatu 20). Vaccine: Pfizer 
  • December 2nd 10 am to 3.45 pm Kruunupyy health station (Säbråntie 1). Vaccine: Pfizer 
  • December 3rd 9 am to 3.30 pm the vaccination central in Perhonjokilaakso, Passeli (Kirkkotanhua 1, Veteli). Vaccine: Pfizer 
  • December 3rd 8.30 am to 3 pm Toholampi Seurakuntakoti (the parish house) (Lampintie 7). Vaccine: Pfizer 
  • December 3rd 9 am to 7.30 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Kaarlelankatu 7) Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna 
  • December 4th 9 am to 5 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Kaarlelankatu 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 (page is in Finnish) 

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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