New coro­na vac­ci­na­tion guide­lines bring about changes in the coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions in Soite’s area – more vac­cine dos­es become avail­able for the elderly

Today, the nation­al vac­ci­na­tion expert group KRAR con­clud­ed that because of the cur­rent epi­demi­o­log­i­cal sit­u­a­tion, it is rec­om­mend­ed that the dose inter­val for all coro­na vac­cines should be extend­ed to 12 weeks. The group also issued a guide­line that AstraZeneca’s coro­n­avirus vac­cine will be used, until fur­ther notice, only for vac­ci­na­tion of per­sons younger than 70. The guide­lines also bring changes to Soite’s coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions for both the per­son­nel and the res­i­dents in the area.

Soite paus­es the admin­is­tra­tion of the first dose to the per­son­nel and reserves Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vac­cines for mass vac­ci­na­tions of the elder­ly in the area. The vac­ci­na­tion of the per­son­nel will be con­tin­ued with AstraZeneca’s vac­cine imme­di­ate­ly when more dos­es of it arrives in the area. Per­son­nel who have already received the first vac­cine dose with Pfizer’s vac­cine will of course receive their sec­ond dose with the same manufacturer’s vaccine.

Soite will also extend the dose inter­val for the coro­na vac­cines in accor­dance with the new rec­om­men­da­tions: the sec­ond dose of the coro­na vac­cine will be giv­en 12 weeks after the first dose.

Appoint­ment book­ing for the mass vac­ci­na­tions in week 6 will be opened Mon­day 8.2.2021 at 12:00 noon

Mass vac­ci­na­tions are cur­rent­ly intend­ed for elder­ly per­sons above the age of 80 who live at home and their infor­mal care­givers as well as oth­er elder­ly per­sons (over the age of 70) who live in the same household.

Appoint­ment book­ing for the mass vac­ci­na­tions in week 6 will be opened on Mon­day 8th of Feb­ru­ary at 12 noon.

You can book an appoint­ment for coro­na vac­ci­na­tion either elec­tron­i­cal­ly or by phone. The elec­tron­ic appoint­ment book­ing runs more smooth­ly and we rec­om­mend that you book your appoint­ment online if pos­si­ble. If an infor­mal care­giv­er or part­ner who lives in the same house­hold is to be vac­ci­nat­ed at the same time, the appoint­ment book­ing must be done by phone for both.

  • book an appointment by phone: 06 828 7488. Open Monday 12 noon to 4 pm and Tuesday to Friday 8 am to 4 pm. You can also book an appointment for an elderly person by phone.
  • electronic appointment booking in the Omahoito service on the address:  You have to log in to the Omahoito service with your own bank codes (or other secure identification) before you can book an appointment for yourself.

The vac­ci­na­tion appoint­ment can be booked to any coro­na vac­ci­na­tion site you want. Due to the lim­it­ed access to vac­cines, the coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions will ini­tial­ly begin only at the fol­low­ing vac­ci­na­tion sites:

  • Kokkola: Halpa-Halli’s old building, Kaarlelankatu 7
  • Kannus (place: Seurakuntatalo (the parish house), Valtakatu 20
  • Toholampi (place: Seurakuntakoti i.e. the parish home, Lampintie 7)
  • Tunkkari (place: Tunkkari’s health center, Mäntöläntie 2 and Pajala family center, Pajalantie 1
  • Kruunupyy (place: Teerijärvi child health clinic (neuvola/rådgivning), Hörbyntie 2, 68700 Teerijärvi:
  • Perho (place: The health station, Vanhainkodintie 20)

Cur­rent­ly, you can only book an appoint­ment to these vac­ci­na­tion sites.


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