Information on the 22nd of March 2021 on the situational picture in Soite when it comes to the coronavirus
In the future, Soite’s coronavirus task group has a meeting on Thursdays and when needed. We will still publish information about the situational picture on Mondays as well. The preparedness is in accordance with plan.
The current situation of infection
No new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Soite’s area after the single case that was confirmed during the weekend.
Information about a possible exposure:
- Kotipizza Kallentori Kokkola Tuesday 16th of March 2021 between 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm
The key figures in the situational picture have been updated:
- The number of coronavirus cases during the last 14 days: 11 (the previous number was 12)
- The incidence of infections during the last 14 days/100 000 citizens: 14 (the previous number was 15.4)
- No patients with COVID-19 are currently being treated at the Central Ostrobothnia Central Hospital.
- 0.4% of the coronavirus tests are positive. During week 10, 1507 people were tested for coronavirus in Soite.
- The traceability of chains of infection is 80% in the hospital district
- The epidemiological situation in Central Ostrobothnia: base level
Current regulations and recommendations regarding the coronavirus epidemic within Soite’s area are listed on Soite’s corona website: https://korona.soite.fi/en/recommendations/
If you have symptoms, stay at home and book an appointment for coronavirus testing immediately!
Remember that you should not go to work or school even if you have only mild flu-like symptoms. Remember to seek out coronavirus testing immediately even if you have only mild symptoms. You can book an appointment for coronavirus testing through the Omaolo service online or through Soite’s Coronavirus Helpline 06 828 7499 / children’s hospital, phone 06 826 4444. Link: How to book an appointment for a coronavirus test
Usually, you get an appointment for a coronavirus test for the same day. The coronavirus test result will be sent automatically to your mobile phone as a text message if you have agreed to this. You can also check your result in the Omakanta service. You have to stay in quarantine at home until you receive the test result.
Coronavirus vaccinations are progressing well within Soite’s area. Of persons older than 70 years in Central Ostrobothnia, 60.2% have been vaccinated.
You can follow how the vaccinations progress in the area with the help of Soite’s corona vaccination indicator, which is updated on Monday afternoons at the address: https://korona.soite.fi/en/the-coronavirus-vaccines/
We want to stress that even if you have been vaccinated, you should still use a protective face mask in accordance with recommendations, maintain a safety distance of 2 meters to other people and to follow coronavirus related hygiene recommendations.
At this stage, the following have a right to vaccination:
- everyone over the age of 70 in Soite’s area as well as informal caregivers and other elderly persons (over the age of 70, e.g. partner) who live in the same household. If an informal caregiver or partner who lives in the same household is vaccinated at the same time, the appointment should be booked by phone for both persons. Informal caregivers under the age of 70 are vaccinated with a different vaccine on a different day.
- 16-69-year-old persons who belong to risk group 1 and have an illness or condition that is highly predisposing to severe coronavirus disease. Additional information on THL's web site. You should be prepared to prove you belong to a risk group at the vaccination site (e.g. by showing their Kela card or a copy of their epicrisis or prescription). Informal caregivers to and persons close to persons who belong to risk group 1 and live in the same household do not have the right to vaccination at this stage.
Appointment booking for coronavirus vaccination will be opened again on Tuesday 23rd of March 2021 as follows:
- telephone booking on 06 828 7488.
- between 12 noon and 1 pm, vaccination times are given only to persons older than 70
- from 1 pm forward, vaccination appointments are given to everyone older than 70 as well aspersons who are 16-69 years old and belong to risk group 1.
- The telephone line is open as long as appointments are available. At other times, those who call will hear a message on the phone. You can also book an appointment for an elderly person by phone.
- electronic appointment booking in the Omahoito service on the address: https://soite.terveytesi.fi will open for all groups currently eligible for vaccination on Tuesday 12 o’clock. Log on to the Omahoito service with your online bank user identifiers (or some other means of strong identification) in order to book an appointment for yourself. You can book an appointment for another person if you have made an agreement regarding this. Read more: https://www.soite.fi/toisen_puolesta_asiointi (in Finnish)
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.
At the appointment booking on Tuesday 23rd of March 2021, appointment times are also available at Halsua vaccination site (Halsua health station, Kauppisentie 12, 69510 Halsua). All vaccination sites are listed at Soite’s coronavirus website. The vaccination appointment can be booked to any coronavirus vaccination site you want.
As per THL’s recommendations coronavirus vaccinations with AstraZeneca’s vaccine has been paused in Soite’s area. In Soite’s area, only those in risk group 1 who are under the age of 70 have been vaccinated with AstraZeneca and these vaccinations will now be replaced with Pfizer’s and Moderna’s mRNA vaccines. This is made possible by making the vaccination times available in the coming weeks in proportion to the number of vaccinesis available. The change of vaccines does not require clients to take any actions. Vaccinations of people aged 70 and older will continue as planned. In the Soite area, people over the age of 70 have always been vaccinated with an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech’s Comirnaty and Moderna’s vaccine).