Current Coronavirus Information in Soite’s Area — three new cases
The current situation of infection
Three new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Soite’s area during the weekend. The chains of infection are known and those that have been exposed to the virus have been contact traced. The infections have not led to new mass exposures.
The key figures in the situational picture have been updated:
- The number of coronavirus cases during the last 14 days: 11
- The incidence of infections during the last 14 days/100 000 citizens: 14.2
- One person who has been infected with the coronavirus is cared for at the Central Ostrobothnia Central Hospital.
- 0.4% of the coronavirus tests are positive. During week 30, 1217 coronavirus tests were taken.
- The number of coronavirus infections that have been confirmed in Soite since the pandemic began: 494
- The epidemiological situation in Central Ostrobothnia: base level
Please seek out coronavirus testing even if you only have mild symptoms
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.
Consequently, please seek out coronavirus testing even if you only have mild symptoms that fit the coronavirus. Please seek out 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.
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 16 as well as 12–15-year-old adolescents who belong to risk group 1 and 2.
Soite’s coronavirus vaccination indicator has been updated. In all, 77% of the citizens in Central Ostrobothnia health care district over the age of 12 have now received their first vaccine dose. 42 % of the persons over the age of 12 in the area have received their second vaccine dose. When it comes to all citizens, 66% have received their first dose.
There are a fairly good number of vaccination appointments available, and more appointments are added to the appointment booking calendars tomorrow Tuesday 3rd of August 2021. The telephone booking for coronavirus vaccinations opens again on Tuesday at 12 pm on 06 828 7488. At the same time, more appointments are also opened in the electronic Omahoito service.
In addition to this, Soite organizes vaccination days without appointment booking, which means you can come to a coronavirus vaccination when it suits you best.
Vaccination days without appointment booking are organized:
- Wednesday 4th of August from 9 am to 3 pm at the vaccination site in Kokkola (Halpa-Halli’s old building, Kaarlelankatu 7)
- Thursday 5th of August from 9 am to 3 pm at the vaccination site in Kokkola (Halpa-Halli’s old building, Kaarlelankatu 7)
- Thursday 12th of August from 9 am to 3 pm at the vaccination site in Kokkola (Halpa-Halli’s old building, Kaarlelankatu 7)
- Friday 6th of August from 9 am to 12 pm at the health centre in Kruunupyy (Säbråntie 1, 68500 Kruunupyy)
- Tuesday 10th of August from 12 pm to 3.30 pm at the vaccination centre in Perhonjokilaakso (Passeli)
- Thursday 12th of August from 12 pm to 3.30 pm at the seurakuntakoti (parish house) in Kannus (Valtakatu 20, Kannus)
- Thursday 12th of August from 12 pm to 3.30 pm at the health centre in Kruunupyy (Säbråntie 1, 68500 Kruunupyy)
The vaccination days without appointment booking only concern to the first vaccine dose. An appointment for the second vaccination is given in connection with the first vaccination.
The coronavirus vaccinations take us towards a more normal life — one vaccination at a time!
Coronavirus vaccines give effective protection against the coronavirus disease and especially its more serious forms. The disease causes a sudden respiratory tract infection whose severity may vary from symptom-free to a very serious condition that requires intensive care. Some patients may suffer from long-term effects of COVID-19 e.g. fatigue, shortness of breath, cough and joint and chest pain.
Together with other measures, vaccinations have a significant effect both on the control over local epidemics as well as on the control over the entire global pandemic. Every decision to get vaccinated is of importance. If you are vaccinated you also help to protect other people from coronavirus infections. More information on coronavirus vaccines.
Changing the time for the booster vaccine dose
The second vaccine, i.e. the booster dose, is important because it helps strengthen the protection both against the original version of the coronavirus and its mutations. The second dose also helps maintain the protection as long as possible. All coronavirus vaccines that are currently used in Finland are given as two doses.
In Soite’s area the vaccination interval is, as a rule, 12 weeks in accordance with instructions from the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL. The booster vaccine may be given earlier only if there is a particular reason for it. A trip during a vacation, for example, is not a reason to change the time for the second dose.
If an insurmountable obstacle occurs and the second vaccination appointment must be changed, please contact the secretary at Soite’s vaccination central, 040 804 2821 Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 am to 3 pm and Tuesdays from 8 am to 12 pm.