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.
- electronic appointment booking in the Omahoito service on the address: https://soite.terveytesi.fi
You have to log in to the Omahoito service with your own bank codes (or other secure identification) before you can book an appointment for yourself. You can book an appointment for another person if you have made an agreement regarding this. Read more: https://www.soite.fi/toisen_puolesta_asiointi (in Finnish)
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: https://korona.soite.fi/en/the-coronavirus-vaccines/.
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.