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25.10.2021

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?

  1. Coronavirus vaccines give effective protection against serious forms of COVID-19.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The risks associated with the vaccine are significantly smaller than those associated with coronavirus infection. Link: Information about the coronavirus vaccination
  5. 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.
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