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:

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.

Source: THL

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:

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: 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: (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).


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