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21.10.2021

Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group informs on the 21st of Octo­ber 2021

The coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion is still seri­ous in the Soite area 

Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group gath­ered on Thurs­day Octo­ber 21st 2021 to eval­u­ate the region­al sit­u­a­tion­al picture. 

The cur­rent sit­u­a­tion of infection 

The coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion is still seri­ous in the Soite area. Over 14 days, a total of 154 coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed. The inci­dence of infec­tions dur­ing 14 days is cur­rent­ly 199/100.000 res­i­dents in the entire Soite area. 5.4% of the coro­n­avirus tests are pos­i­tive. Nine COVID-19 patients are cur­rent­ly being treat­ed at Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia cen­tral hospital. 

The list of pos­si­ble expo­sures has been updat­ed! Coro­n­avirus expo­sures may have occurred in the fol­low­ing places: 

  • 17th of October 4 pm to 5 pm ABC Heinolakaari, Kokkola 
  • 18th of October 12 non to 3 pm Veho, Kokkola 
  • 18th of October 1 pm to 2 pm ABC Heinolakaari, Kokkola 
  • 18th of October 7.30 pm to 8 pm Lidl, central Kokkola 
  • 18th of October 11 am to 12 noon K-rauta, Kokkola 
  • 18th of October 12 noon to 1 pm Kodin Terra, Kokkola 
  • 18th of October 12 noon to 3.30 swimming centre Vesiveijari, Kokkola 
  • 19th of October 7 pm to 9 pm K-rauta, Kokkola 
  • 19th of October 11.30 am to 12 noon The library, Kokkola 
  • 19th of Octuber 12 noon to 12.15 pm Intersport, Kokkola 
  • 19th of October 12.15 pm to 12.45 pm Espresso House, Kokkola 
  • 19th of October 7.45 pm to 8 pm H.Nyman, Kokkola 
  • 19th of October 12 noon to 2 pm swimming centre Vesiveijari, Kokkola. 
  • 19th of October 11 am to 11.15 am Posti Rautatienkatu, Kokkola 
  • 19th of October 10 pm to 11 pm ABC Heinolakaari, Kokkola 

The list of pos­si­ble expo­sures has been updat­ed with the fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion: https://korona.soite.fi/en/possible-exposures-to-covid-19/ 

Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group strong­ly encour­ages those res­i­dents in the region who are not yet vac­ci­nat­ed to take the coro­n­avirus vac­cine as soon as pos­si­ble. The effec­tive­ness of the vac­ci­na­tions is clear when look­ing at the cur­rent epi­dem­ic sit­u­a­tion, as the infec­tions are con­cen­trat­ed to those who have not been vac­ci­nat­ed or have only recent­ly been vac­ci­nat­ed. 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. Link: Infor­ma­tion about the coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion 

Those who are still unvac­ci­nat­ed 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. 

To pre­vent infec­tions it is still impor­tant to: 

The most impor­tant and effec­tive way to pre­vent coro­n­avirus infec­tions, and espe­cial­ly seri­ous forms of the dis­ease, is to take a coro­n­avirus vac­cine. 

Vac­ci­na­tions  

Coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions are pro­gress­ing with­in Soite’s area. Vac­ci­na­tions are now pro­gress­ing with regards to all per­sons over the age of 12 who live in Soite’s area. 

There has been a clear increase in the num­ber of peo­ple who have come to get vac­ci­nat­ed! We are very close to reach­ing an 80% vac­ci­na­tion cov­er­age. By tak­ing the vac­cine you can pro­tect not only your­self but also others. 

The aim is to increase vac­ci­na­tion cov­er­age in the Soite area by bring­ing vac­ci­na­tions clos­er to the pub­lic and mak­ing them more eas­i­ly avail­able. Soite will be vac­ci­nat­ing at Kokko­la Min­i­mani on Fri­day 29th of Octo­ber 4 pm to 8 pm.

Coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions will now main­ly be done dur­ing appoint­ment-free walk-in vac­ci­na­tion days instead of dur­ing appoint­ments. On vac­ci­na­tion days with­out appoint­ment book­ing, you can come to get your coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion when it suits you best. Addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion and the timetable for the walk-in days can be found on Soite’s coro­n­avirus web­site: https://korona.soite.fi/en/the-coronavirus-vaccines/  

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. 

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

Coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions are pro­gress­ing with­in Soite’s area

The Nation­al Insti­tute for Health and Wel­fare has instruct­ed the regions to start admin­is­ter­ing a third dose of the coro­n­avirus vac­cine to the fol­low­ing tar­get groups: all those over 60 years of age, res­i­dents at insti­tu­tions and nurs­ing homes regard­less of age, and those over 12 years of age who belong to risk group 1 or 2. The third vac­cine dose can be giv­en when at least six months have passed since the sec­ond dose was administered.

In the Soite area the first vac­ci­na­tions with the sec­ond dose were done at the end of April, which means that by the end of Octo­ber, six months will have passed. 

The third dose for res­i­dents at inti­tu­tions and care homes will be giv­en at Soite’s ser­vice home units.  The vac­ci­na­tions at Soite’s ser­vice home units will begin week 43. 

Regard­ing oth­er groups who have a right to a third vac­cine dose, we will inform more close­ly about the appoint­ment book­ing dur­ing next week. 

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. 

You can fol­low how the vac­ci­na­tions progress in the area with the help of Soite’s coro­na vac­ci­na­tion indi­ca­tor, which is updat­ed on Mon­day afternoons. 

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