Current Coronavirus Information in Soite’s Area August 23rd 2021
The current situation of infection
Two 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: 59 (a week ago 58)
- The incidence of infections during the last 14 days/100 000 citizens: 76 (a week ago 75)
- No patients are being treated for coronavirus infection at the Central Ostrobothnia Central Hospital.
- 1.2% of the coronavirus tests are positive. Last week, a total of about 2331 coronavirus tests were taken.
- The traceability of the chains of infections is 78 %
- The number of coronavirus infections that have been confirmed in Soite since the pandemic began: 575
- 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 – possible to get the second vaccine dose earlier than planned on walk-in vaccination days
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.
So far 45.3% of the newest target group, residents aged 12 to 15, have been vaccinated. Soite will soon visit schools and other educational institutions in the area to vaccinate young people. The schools will inform students and parents in more detail about the dates. Naturally, young people can also come to get vaccinated during appointment-free walk-in vaccination days that are open to the general public.
You can follow how the vaccination progresses in the area with the help of Soite’s corona vaccination indicator, which is updated on Mondays.
There are a good number of vaccination appointments available. You can book an appointment online or by phone, but in the future vaccinations will be done mainly during walk-in vaccination days without appointment booking.
- Appointment booking by phone for all age groups: 06 828 7488 open Tuesday 24th of August 12 noon to 3 pm. This is the last Tuesday that appointment booking by phone is available on this number. In the future, vaccinations will be concentrated to walk-in vaccination days without appointment booking. If you wish to book an appointment, you can still do so through the secretary of the vaccination centre, phone 040 804 2821 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 12 noon to 3 pm as well as Tuesday 8 am to 12 noon or via your local health centre.
- Electronic appointment booking online: https://soite.terveytesi.fi/portal#/main is open 24/7.
- Days on which appointment times are available are marked with green in the web calendar.
Soite organizes 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.
Vaccination days without appointment booking are organized:
- Tuesday 24th of August 1 pm to 5 pm Teerijärvi health station (Hörbyntie 8). Vaccine: Pfizer.
- Friday 27th of August 2 pm to 4 pm Kruunupyy health station (Säbråntie 1, 68500 Kruunupyy). Vaccine: Pfizer.
- Saturday 28th of August 9 am to 3 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Halpa-Halli’s old building, Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccines: Pfizer.
- Wednesday 1st of September 12 noon to 7 pm Perho health station (Vanhainkodintie 20). Vaccine: Pfizer.
- Wednesday 1st of September 9 am to 3 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Halpa-Halli’s old building, Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna
- Wednesday 1st of September 12 noon to 6 pm Perho health station (Vanhainkodintie 20). Vaccine: Pfizer.
- Friday 3rd of September 9 am to 3.30 pm the vaccination central in Perhonjokilaakso (business center Passeli, Kirkkotanhua 1, Veteli). Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna.
- Saturday 4th of September 9 am to 3 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Halpa-Halli’s old building, Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccines: 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.
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.