Current Coronavirus Information in Soite’s Area on October 25th 2021
The current situation of infection
The coronavirus situation remains serious in the Soite area. During last week (week 42), a total of 94 coronavirus infections were confirmed in the Soite area. Most of those who were infected were unvaccinated or had only received an incomplete series of vaccinations.
The epidemic is spreading particularly among children and young people. However, it is more often adults whose immune system is weakened due to age or an underlying disease that need to be hospitalized due to a coronavirus infection. Six COVID-19 patients are currently being treated at Central Ostrobothnia central hospital.
The key figures in the situational picture have been updated:
- Infections during last week: 94 (a week ago 75)
- In hospital care: 6 coronavirus patients
- Number of infections in the last 14 days 170 (a week ago 132)
- The incidence of infections during the last 14 days/100 000 citizens: 221 (a week ago 171)
- 6.5 % of coronavirus test results are positive (a week ago 4.9 %)
- Traceability of chains of infection 85 %
- Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 4 coronavirus-related deaths have occurred in the Central Ostrobothnia central hospital district
- The epidemiological situation in Central Ostrobothnia: community transmission phase
The list of possible exposures has been updated! Coronavirus exposures may have occurred in the following places:
- 19th to 22nd of October every day from 11 am to 12 noon: Lounaskahvila Harald, Kokkola
- 18th to 22nd of October every day mainly from 8.30 am to 4 pm: Kappelin grilli, Kaustinen
- 20th to 21st of October, 2 pm to 3 pm and on 20th of October also from 3.30 pm to 6 pm: the swimming centre Vesiveijari Kokkola
- 19th of October 8 pm to 9 pm and 21st of October from 5 pm to 7 pm: R-kioski on Puutarhakatu, Kokkola
- 19th and 21st of October 6 am to 7 am: Kuntofarmi, Kaustinen
The list of possible exposures in Soite’s area: https://korona.soite.fi/en/possible-exposures-to-covid-19/
The most important part is to follow the hygiene recommendations and seek out coronavirus testing if you are not yet vaccinated. Current recommendations regarding the coronavirus epidemic within Soite’s area are listed on Soite’s corona website: https://korona.soite.fi/en/recommendations/
Those who are still unvaccinated should seek out coronavirus testing immediately even if they only have very mild symptoms indicative of coronavirus. The coronavirus test result should be awaited at home and in quarantine so as not to potentially expose others to the coronavirus, for example in the workplace.
The coronavirus helpline and coronavirus testing are closed on Saturday 30th of October 2021
Soite will be updating its patient information system Lifecare to a new version on Saturday 30th of October from 7 am to 11 pm. Due to the system update, the coronavirus helpline and coronavirus testing as well as the coronavirus vaccination sites will be closed for the day on Saturday 30th of October 2021. Coronavirus testing is open again on Sunday 31st of October 2021.
The update may also cause slowness and queues in Soite’s other services on that day.
Vaccinations — the target group for the third coronavirus vaccine dose will be expanded this week
Coronavirus vaccinations are progressing within Soite’s area. Vaccinations are now progressing with regards to all persons over the age of 12 who live in Soite’s area.
This week, vaccinations with a third vaccine dose will expand to all residents in Soite’s area who are over 60 years of age, residents at institutions and nursing homes regardless of age, and those over 12 years of age who belong to risk group 1 or 2 (in Finnish), if at least 6 months have passed since their latest vaccination. The vaccination information is checked at the vaccination site and if less than 6 months have passed since the second vaccination, a third vaccine dose cannot yet be given. Read more about the third dose in this message.
Recipients of the third vaccine dose may, if they wish, receive the influenza vaccine at the same visit, so that they do not constantly have to go get vaccinated. Influenza vaccinations for the rest of the population will begin in mid-November, and we will inform you more about this in Soite’s channels in the near future.
A third vaccine dose is available for immunocompromised persons over the age of 12 as well as personnel within the social and health care systems.
Soite’s corona vaccination indicator has been updated! In total, 87% of the citizens in the Central Ostrobothnia health care district over the age of 12 have now received their first vaccine dose. 78 percent of persons over the age of 12 have received their second vaccination dose (the statistics have been checked). Of the entire population in the area, 74% have received their first dose and 67% their second.
Vaccinations will be done mainly during walk-in vaccination days without appointment booking, which means you can come to a coronavirus vaccination when it suits you best. First, second and third doses will be administered during the walk-in-days.At a walk-in vaccination, it is possible to arrange for the second dose to be given earlier than planned, if at least six weeks have passed since the first vaccination.
This week, vaccination days without appointment booking are organized:
- Monday to Tuesday October 25th to 26th 9 am to 3.30 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna
- Wednesday October 27th 3.30 pm to 8 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna
- Wednesday 27th of October 4 pm to 7.30 pm the vaccination central in Perhonjokilaakso (Kirkkotanhua 1, Veteli). Vaccine: Pfizer
- Thursday 28th of October 12 noon to 3.30 pm Perho health station (Vanhainkodintie 20). Vaccine: Pfizer
- Thursday 28th of October 4 pm to 8 pm Lestijärvi health station (Niemeläntie 3A) Vaccine: Pfizer
- Thursday 28th of October 8.30 am to 3 pm Kannus seurakuntakeskus (Valtakatu 20). Vaccine: Pfizer
- Thursday 28th of October to Friday 29th of October 9 am to 3.30 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna
- Friday 29h of October 4 pm to 8 pm Minimani, Kokkola. Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna
- Friday 29th of October 9 am to 3.30 pm the vaccination central in Perhonjokilaakso (Kirkkotanhua 1, Veteli). Vaccine: Pfizer
- Friday 29th of October 9 am to 4 pm Kruunupyy health station (Säbråntie 1). Vaccine: Pfizer
- Friday 29th of October 8.30 am to 3 pm Toholampi Seurakuntakoti (the parish house) (Lampintie 7). Vaccine: Pfizer
Additional information and the timetable for the walk-in days can be found on Soite’s coronavirus website: https://korona.soite.fi/en/the-coronavirus-vaccines/
An appointment for a coronavirus vaccination may be booked online on https://soite.terveytesi.fi/ or via the secretary of the vaccination central, phone 040 804 2821 Monday-Friday 12 noon — 3 pm or by phone via your local health centre. There are a good number of vaccination appointments available.
Why should I take the coronavirus vaccine?
- Coronavirus vaccines give effective protection against serious forms of COVID-19.
- The vaccines also protect against the long-term effects of COVID-19, the so-called long COVID, which may cause prolonged tiredness, shortness of breath, cough and joint and chest pain.
- By taking the vaccine, you can protect not only yourself but also others. The coronavirus vaccination significantly reduces the secretion of the virus and its spreading from one person to another.
- The risks associated with the vaccine are significantly smaller than those associated with coronavirus infection. Link: Information about the coronavirus vaccination
- With vaccinations, we can return to a more normal life and the need for restrictions is reduced. Everyone who decides to take the vaccine makes a difference.