Soite begins to give its personnel a third dose of coronavirus vaccine
Soite begins to give its personnel a third dose of coronavirus vaccine on the 22nd of September 2021. Vaccines are given to social and health care personnel who received their first vaccine doses with a short interval of 3–4 weeks at the start of the year.
Based on follow-up information collected in Finland and in other countries, the effect of vaccine doses that have been given with a short interval diminishes especially when it comes to protection against an infection and a mild form of the disease, although the protection against the serious form of the disease is still good.
The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL, however, does not recommend a third vaccine dose for men under the age of 30 at this time. This restriction does not apply to a third vaccine dose for severely immunocompromised persons. Myocarditis and pericarditis has been reported as a very rare adverse effect in persons who have received an mRNA vaccine. As this risk mainly concerns young men, THL has deemed it necessary according to the precautionary principle to leave men under the age of 30, excluding persons who are severely immunocompromised, outside its recommendation concerning a third vaccine dose.
Those who have received their first vaccine doses with a short interval can be vaccinated a third time when at least six months has passed since their second vaccine dose.