Six new coro­n­avirus infec­tions in the Soite area

Six new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area. No patients with COVID-19 are cur­rent­ly being treat­ed at the Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia Cen­tral Hospital.

Unfor­tu­nate­ly, Soite’s infec­tion track­ing unit is under a con­sid­er­able work­load, which means those who are already in quar­an­tine can­not be con­tact­ed by phone dai­ly. Please call our coro­n­avirus helpline on the num­ber 06 828 7499 if you get symp­toms while in quar­an­tine. If your con­di­tion requires acute care, call Soite’s med­ical helpline 116 117.

Dur­ing the quar­an­tine you can update infor­ma­tion about your symp­toms dai­ly through the Bud­dy­Care mobile appli­ca­tion, which can be used for mon­i­tor­ing your­self at home. The mobile appli­ca­tion makes the job eas­i­er for Soite’s health­care per­son­nel by auto­mat­i­cal­ly gath­er­ing infor­ma­tion through symp­tom enquiries.

The list of pos­si­ble expo­sure sit­u­a­tions has been updat­ed as follows:

  • Tuesday 10th of August 4.30 pm to 6 pm Kipparihalli, Kokkola
  • Tuesday 10th of August 8.30 am to 9.30 am Lidl, central Kokkola
  • Tuesday 10th of August 12 noon to 1 pm Tervahovi pharmacy, Kokkola
  • Tuesday 10th of August 3 pm to 4 pm Prisma, Kokkola

Link: The list on all pos­si­ble places of expo­sure in Soite’s area

We ask those who have vis­it­ed a pos­si­ble expo­sure place to observe them­selves for any symp­toms and book an appoint­ment for coro­n­avirus test­ing even if they only have mild symp­toms. Please observe that even if you have vis­it­ed a poten­tial expo­sure place, you do not have to con­tact Soite by phone if you do not have any symp­toms. It is enough if you fol­low the coro­n­avirus rec­om­men­da­tions i.e. keep the num­ber of close con­tacts to a min­i­mum, avoid unnec­es­sary social gath­er­ings and be mind­ful of prop­er use of face masks, main­tain a safe­ty dis­tance of 2 meters and exer­cise good hand hygiene. If you have even just mild symp­toms, please book an appoint­ment for coro­n­avirus testing.

You can eas­i­ly book an appoint­ment for coro­n­avirus test­ing through the Omaolo ser­vice online or via Soite’s Coro­n­avirus Helpline 06 828 7499 / via the children’s hos­pi­tal, phone 06 826 4444.


Coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions are under­way for all young peo­ple aged 12–15 in the region in accor­dance with the nation­al decree. Every­one aged 12 and old­er can now receive the coro­n­avirus vaccine.

Next week, vac­ci­na­tion days with­out an appoint­ment will be arranged:

  • Tuesday 17th of August 4 pm to 8 pm at the vaccination central in Kokkola (Halpa-Halli’s old building, Kaarlelankatu 7)
  • Wednesday 18th of August from 2 to 4 pm at Teerijärvi health station (Hörbyntie 8)
  • Saturday 21st of August 9 am to 3 pm at the vaccination central in Kokkola (Halpa-Halli’s old building, Kaarlelankatu 7)
  • Saturday 21st of August 8.30 am to 6 pm at the seurakuntakoti (parish house) in Kannus (Valtakatu 20, Kannus)
  • Saturday 21st of August 9 am to 7 pm Perhonjokilaakso vaccination central (place: Passeli's old building, Kirkkotanhua 1, 69700 Veteli)

On an appoint­ment-free vac­ci­na­tion day, you can get your first coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion when it suits you best. The appoint­ment-free vac­ci­na­tion days only apply to the first dose. An appoint­ment for the sec­ond dose of the coro­n­avirus vac­cine is giv­en at the time of the first vaccination.

For oth­er days, you can book a vac­ci­na­tion appoint­ment online or by phone. Elec­tron­ic appoint­ment book­ing online in the Oma­hoito ser­vice on the address: is open 24/7. Days on which appoint­ment times are avail­able are marked with green in the web calendar.

Tele­phone book­ing is open on Tues­days from 12 noon to 3 pm at the num­ber 06 828 7488. Tele­phone book­ing for 12–15-year-old per­sons is open at the num­ber 06 828 7488 on Mon­day 16th of August 2021 from 3 pm to 8 pm.


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