Cur­rent Coro­n­avirus Infor­ma­tion in Soite’s Area on Sep­tem­ber 27th 2021

The cur­rent sit­u­a­tion of infection 

The coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion in the Soite area is still con­cern­ing. Dur­ing last week (week 38), a total of 23 coro­n­avirus infec­tions were con­firmed in the Soite area. Although the num­ber of infec­tions has dimin­ished, the trace­abil­i­ty of the infec­tions has also decreased and the need for hos­pi­tal­iza­tion has increased. Most of those who were infect­ed were unvac­ci­nat­ed or had only received one vac­cine dose. 

Sev­er­al of the chains of coro­n­avirus infec­tion have start­ed at work­places that have been attend­ed by an unvac­ci­nat­ed and asymp­to­matic employ­ee. We would still like to remind every­one that those who are not vac­ci­nat­ed 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 key fig­ures in the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture have been updat­ed:  

  • Infections during last week: 23 (a week ago 38) 
  • In hospital care: 3 coronavirus patients 
  • Number of infections in the last 14 days 61 (a week ago 74) 
  • The incidence of infections during the last 14 days/100 000 citizens:  79 (a week ago 96) 
  • 1.9 % of coronavirus test results are positive (a week ago 2.6 %) 
  • The traceability of chains of infections 74 % 

Last week, 1,206 coro­na tests were tak­en, which is some­what less than in pre­vi­ous weeks. This decrease is caused part­ly by the new strat­e­gy for coro­n­avirus test­ing. The share of pos­i­tive coro­n­avirus tests is 1.9 percent.

The list on pos­si­ble expo­sures to the coro­n­avirus has been updat­ed! Expo­sure to the coro­n­avirus may have occurred at the fol­low­ing places:

  • 20th of September 4.30 pm - 8.30 pm Rock ´n Roll Diner, Kokkola
  • 20th of September and 22nd and 23rd of September 8.30  am - 8.45 am the bus journey Kälviä-Kokkola, Dahl
  • 20th of September and 22nd and 23rd of September 2.50 pm - 3.05 pm the bus journey Kokkola-Kälviä, Dahl
  • 21st of September 2.40 pm - 3.45 pm the bus journey Kalajoki-Kokkola Pohjolan liikenne
  • 22nd of September – 23rd of September 2.40 pm - 3.45 pm the bus journey Kalajoki-Kokkola, Kamusen liikenne
  • 22nd of September 5 pm – 6 pm Intersport, Kokkola
  • 22nd of September 5 pm – 7 pm S-Market, Kälviä
  • 22nd of September 5 pm – 7 pm K-Market, Kälviä
  • 25th of September 2.45 pm - 3.00 pm Minimani, Kokkola
  • 26th of September 12 noon – 3 pm Rauhan Yhdistys Kokkola

The list of pos­si­ble expo­sures in Soite’s area: 

The coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic is not end­ing, although restric­tions relat­ed to the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic are being eased nation­wide as the vac­ci­na­tion cov­er­age improves. It is sig­nif­i­cant­ly safer to encounter the coro­n­avirus if you are vac­ci­nat­ed. The risks asso­ci­at­ed with the vac­cine are sig­nif­i­cant­ly small­er than those asso­ci­at­ed with coro­n­avirus infection. 


Coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions are pro­gress­ing with­in Soite’s area. The vac­ci­na­tions of the cit­i­zens with­in Soite are pro­gress­ing with regards to all per­sons over the age of 12. 

Soite’s coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion indi­ca­tor has been updat­ed! In total, 84.7% of the cit­i­zens in the Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia health care dis­trict over the age of 12 have now received their first vac­cine dose. 74% of per­sons over the age of 12 have received their sec­ond vac­ci­na­tion dose. Of the entire pop­u­la­tion in the area, 72% have received their first dose and 61% their second. 

Vac­ci­na­tions with a third dose of coro­n­avirus vac­cine have begun with­in Soite’s area in accor­dance with the Finnish Insti­tute for Health and Welfare’s instruc­tions. A third dose is cur­rent­ly avail­able to severe­ly immuno­com­pro­mised per­sons aged 12 and old­er and social and health care per­son­nel who received the first dose of the vac­cine with a short inter­val of 3 to 4 weeks dur­ing the begin­ning of the year. 

The third dose is giv­en at Soite’s vac­ci­na­tion sites. You can get vac­ci­nat­ed dur­ing a pre-booked appoint­ment or by vis­it­ing an appoint­ment-free walk-in vaccination. 

There are a good num­ber of vac­ci­na­tion appoint­ments avail­able. 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 September 27th 4 pm to 7 pm at Koivuhaka health station (Mäntynäädänkatu 6). Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna 
  • Monday September 27th 12 noon to 4 pm Teerijärvi health station (Hörbyntie 8). Vaccine: Pfizer 
  • Tuesday September 28th 9 am to 7 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna 
  • Wednesday September 29th 5:30 pm to 7.30 pm the vaccination central in Perhonjokilaakso (Kirkkotanhua 1, Veteli). Vaccine: Pfizer 
  • Wednesday September 29th 9 am to 7 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna 
  • Thursday September 30th 9 am to 5 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna 
  • Thursday 30th of September 12 noon to 4 pm Kruunupyy health station (Säbråntie 1). Vaccine: Pfizer 
  • Thursday 30th of September 8.30 am to 3 pm Kannus seurakuntakeskus (Valtakatu 20). Vaccine: Pfizer 
  • Thursday 30th of September 2 pm to 3.30 pm Perho health station (vanhainkodintie 20). Vaccine: Pfizer 
  • Friday October 1st 1 pm to 7 pm the vaccination central in Kokkola (Kaarlelankatu 7). Vaccines: Pfizer and Moderna 
  • Friday October 1st 8.30 am to 3 pm Toholampi Seurakuntakoti (the parish house) (Lampintie 7). Vaccine: Pfizer 

Accord­ing to pol­i­cy by the Finnish Insti­tute for Health and Wel­fare THL, it is rec­om­mend­ed that the mRNA vac­ci­na­tion series (Pfiz­er and Mod­er­na) are com­plet­ed pri­mar­i­ly using the same vac­cine. If you want to receive your sec­ond vac­cine dose on an appoint­ment-free walk-in day, check if the same vac­cine is avail­able on that day. Vac­cines avail­able on walk-in days are shown in the infor­ma­tion about the vac­ci­na­tion day. 

Addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion and the timetable for the walk-in days can be found on Soite’s coro­n­avirus web­site: 

An appoint­ment for a coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion may be booked online on or via the sec­re­tary of the vac­ci­na­tion cen­tral, phone phone 040 804 2821 Mon­day-Fri­day 12 noon — 3 pm or by phone via your local health centre. 

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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