Infor­ma­tion on the 21st of June 2021 on the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture in Soite’s area when it comes to the coro­n­avirus epidemic

The cur­rent sit­u­a­tion of infection

No new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area dur­ing the past week. The lat­est coro­n­avirus case was con­firmed on Tues­day the 8th of June 2021. One per­son who has been infect­ed with the coro­n­avirus is cared for at the Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia Cen­tral Hospital.

The key fig­ures in the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture have been updated:

  • The number of coronavirus cases during the last 14 days: 1 (a week ago: 6)
  • The incidence of infections during the last 14 days/100 000 citizens: 1.3 (a week ago: 7.7)
  • One person who has been infected with the coronavirus is cared for at the Central Ostrobothnia Central Hospital.
  • 0% of the coronavirus tests are positive (a week ago: 0.1%). During week 23, 947 coronavirus tests were taken.
  • The number of coronavirus infections that have been confirmed in Soite since the pandemic began: 480
  • The epidemiological situation in Central Ostrobothnia: base level

The Finen­try ser­vice is tak­en into use today 21st of June 2021 in Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia. FINENTRY ( is a dig­i­tal ser­vice that is used on a brows­er. It makes trav­el­ling to Fin­land and coro­n­avirus test­ing in con­nec­tion with trav­el­ling to Fin­land eas­i­er dur­ing the coro­n­avirus pan­dem­ic. More infor­ma­tion in a sep­a­rate mes­sage.


The coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions of the cit­i­zens are pro­gress­ing well in Soite’s area. The vac­ci­na­tions of the cit­i­zens are now pro­gress­ing with regards to all per­sons over the age of 16. On Tues­day 22nd of June 2021 coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions are expand­ed to 12–15-year-old ado­les­cents who belong to risk group 1 and 2.

The risk groups are the same for chil­dren as the risk groups for adults that were decid­ed ear­li­er for the coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion order. The only diver­gence from the risk groups for adults is over­weight: THL rec­om­mends that children’s body mass index ISO-BMI is used when assess­ing over­weight in chil­dren. It is rec­om­mend­ed that the low­er lim­it for ISO-BMI is 35, which in this age group means severe overweight.

Soite’s chief physi­cian of pae­di­atrics Andreas Blan­co Sequeiros has stud­ied the nation­al research into coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions for 12–15-year-old per­sons and rec­om­mends sim­i­lar­ly to THL that all who have a right to a vac­ci­na­tion book an appoint­ment for a vaccination.

As with oth­er vac­ci­na­tions, a per­son who is under 18 years old may make a deci­sion about the coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion if a health care pro­fes­sion­al assess­es that the per­son is due to his/her age and lev­el of devel­op­ment capa­ble of mak­ing deci­sions on his/her own care. There is no age lim­it for a child’s right of self-deter­mi­na­tion. That is why the sit­u­a­tion is assessed case by case.

I an ado­les­cent is not capa­ble of mak­ing deci­sions on his/her care, e.g. because of an ill­ness, a deci­sion on vac­ci­nat­ing requires per­mis­sion by the par­ents or oth­er per­sons who has cus­tody of the ado­les­cent. In such a case, Soite’s pae­di­atric out­pa­tient clin­ic should be con­tact­ed.

At this point, coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions are pos­si­ble in the age group 12–15 only for those who belong to a risk group. The Finnish Gov­ern­ment decides if vac­ci­na­tions will become avail­able for all 12–15-year-old per­sons. This would require e.g. chang­ing a decree. 12–15-year-old ado­les­cents who belong to a risk group are vac­ci­nat­ed with Pfizer-BioNTech’s Comir­naty vac­cines, as it is the only coro­n­avirus vac­cine that has mar­ket­ing autho­riza­tion at this point for vac­ci­na­tion of per­sons over the age of 12. More infor­ma­tion on coro­n­avirus vac­cines and answers to fre­quent­ly asked ques­tions can be found on THL’s web­site.

Appoint­ment book­ing for a coro­n­avirus vaccination

More appoint­ments are added to the appoint­ment book­ing cal­en­dars tomor­row Tues­day 22nd of June 2021.Appoint­ments are added for about a week. In oth­er words, tomor­row, appoint­ments are added for the rest of the week and for next week.

The tele­phone book­ing for coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions opens again on Tues­day 22nd of June 2021 at 12 pm on 06 828 7488 and more appoint­ments are also opened in the elec­tron­ic Oma­hoito ser­vice on Tues­day at 12 pm. Vac­ci­na­tion appoint­ments are added to the elec­tron­ic appoint­ment book­ing even at oth­er times depend­ing on the situation.

An appoint­ment may be booked elec­tron­i­cal­ly via the Oma­hoito ser­vice if the ado­les­cent has the codes that are need­ed for elec­tron­ic iden­ti­fi­ca­tion (online bank­ing codes or a mobile cer­tifi­cate). If elec­tron­ic iden­ti­fi­ca­tion is not pos­si­ble, an appoint­ment should be booked by phone. We strive to expand the pos­si­bil­i­ties of book­ing appoint­ments by phone in the future and will inform about this on Soite’s coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion page.

Soite’s coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion indi­ca­tor has been updated

Soite’s coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion indi­ca­tor has been updat­ed. In all, 76% of the cit­i­zens in Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia health care dis­trict over the age of 16 have now received their first vac­cine dose. 24% of the per­sons over the age of 16 in the area have received their sec­ond vac­cine dose. When it comes to all cit­i­zens, 59% have received their first dose.

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. If you are vac­ci­nat­ed you also pro­tect oth­er peo­ple from coro­n­avirus infections.


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