Soite begins coro­na vac­ci­na­tions of elder­ly per­sons above the age of 80 who live at home and of their infor­mal care­givers — appoint­ment book­ing opens Mon­day Feb­ru­ary 1st 2021

Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia Joint Munic­i­pal Author­i­ty for Social and Health Ser­vices Soite will begin mass vac­ci­na­tions of the pop­u­la­tion against the coro­n­avirus at the begin­ning of Feb­ru­ary, start­ing from week 5. The vac­ci­na­tion timetable pro­ceeds accord­ing to Finland’s coro­na strat­e­gy. Mass coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions of the pop­u­la­tion will be orga­nized as soon as pos­si­ble when the avail­abil­i­ty of vac­cines allows for this. Appoint­ment book­ing for coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion for the first tar­get group, elder­ly per­sons above the age of 80 who live at home and their infor­mal care­givers who live in the same house­hold, will open on Feb­ru­ary the 1st 2021 and the vac­ci­na­tions begin on the 4th of Feb­ru­ary 2021.

Mass vac­ci­na­tions will begin with elder­ly per­sons over the age of 80 who live at home as well as infor­mal care­givers and oth­er elder­ly per­sons who live in the same house­hold. Appoint­ment book­ing for this tar­get group will be opened on Mon­day Feb­ru­ary the 1st at 10 am. You can book an appoint­ment for coro­na vac­ci­na­tion either elec­tron­i­cal­ly or by phone. If an infor­mal care­giv­er or husband/wife who lives in the same house­hold is to be vac­ci­nat­ed at the same time, the appoint­ment has to be booked by phone for both persons.

  • Book an appointment by phone: 06 828 7488. Open February 1st 2021 starting Mon-Fri 8 am to 4 pm (except for Mon February 1st 2021, when the phone line opens at 10 am). You can also book an appointment on the behalf of an elderly person by phone.

Ini­tial­ly, the avail­abil­i­ty of vac­ci­na­tion appoint­ments will be lim­it­ed due to the lim­it­ed amount of coro­na vac­cines avail­able to us. The num­ber of avail­able vac­ci­na­tion appoint­ments will increase when more coro­na vac­cines are dis­trib­uted to Soite’s area.

If you have to can­cel an appoint­ment due to force majeure, you can do so through the chan­nels men­tioned above.

The appoint­ment book­ing is only for the 1st vac­cine dose; appoint­ment for the boost­er vac­cine (3 weeks after the 1st vac­cine dose) will be booked at the vac­ci­na­tion site dur­ing the 1st vac­ci­na­tion appointment.

Please make sure that your elder­ly rel­a­tives get a vac­ci­na­tion appoint­ment and get to the vac­ci­na­tion site.

The vac­ci­na­tion appoint­ment can be booked to any coro­na vac­ci­na­tion site you want. Due to the lim­it­ed sup­ply of vac­cines, the coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions will ini­tial­ly begin only at the fol­low­ing vac­ci­na­tion sites:

  • Kokkola (place: Halpa-Halli’s old building, Kaarlelankatu 7
  • Kannus (place: seurakuntatalo (the parish house), Valtakatu 13
  • Tunkkari (place: the health center, Mäntöläntie 2 and Pajala family center, Pajalantie 1)
  • Kruunupyy health station (address: Säbråntie 1)

Cur­rent­ly, you can only book an appoint­ment to these vac­ci­na­tion sites. More mass vac­ci­na­tion sites will be opened accord­ing to plan when the sup­ply of vac­cines improves.

After elder­ly peo­ple who are over the age of 80 and live at home and infor­mal care­givers and elder­ly who live in the same house­hold have been vac­ci­nat­ed, the coro­na vac­ci­na­tions will con­tin­ue with per­sons aged 70 to 79. After this, we will begin vac­ci­na­tions of per­sons who are younger than 70 and who belong to a risk group. Clients with­in Soite’s home care ser­vice will be vac­ci­nat­ed dur­ing vis­its by the home care services.

You can fol­low the progress of the coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions in Soite’s area on:

The coro­na vac­ci­na­tion is vol­un­tary and free of charge for every­one. Coro­n­avirus vac­cines offer effec­tive pro­tec­tion against the coro­n­avirus dis­ease and par­tic­u­lar­ly its severe forms. Accord­ing to cur­rent knowl­edge, coro­n­avirus vac­cines are effec­tive also against muta­tions of the coronavirus.


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