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02.08.2021

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.

Vac­ci­na­tions

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.

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