Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group informs on the 5th of July 2021 — no new coro­n­avirus cases

The cur­rent sit­u­a­tion of infection

No new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area. The lat­est case was con­firmed on 8th of June 2021. The region­al inci­dence is cur­rent­ly 0/100 000 cit­i­zens in 14 days. Three peo­ple who has been infect­ed with the coro­n­avirus is cared for at the Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia Cen­tral Hospital.

Let’s main­tain the region’s excep­tion­al coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion by fol­low­ing the hygiene rec­om­men­da­tions, the region­al rec­om­men­da­tions and by seek­ing out coro­n­avirus test­ing even if you have only mild symp­toms indica­tive of coro­na. Even peo­ple who have already received the vac­cine must seek out test­ing if they get symp­toms. Coro­n­avirus vac­cines effec­tive­ly pre­vent virus infec­tions and virus secre­tion and the spread of infec­tions, but do not com­plete­ly elim­i­nate the risk of get­ting or spread­ing an infec­tion: even a vac­ci­nat­ed per­son may poten­tial­ly infect oth­ers. Coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion offers pro­tec­tion espe­cial­ly against seri­ous forms of coro­n­avirus disease.

All regi­nal reg­u­la­tions and rec­om­men­da­tions are list­ed on Soite’s coro­na web site.


Remem­ber to be espe­cial­ly care­ful when trav­el­ing with­in the Euro­pean Union and Schen­gen region, and to avoid trav­el­ing out­side these. Fol­low the instruc­tions from the Min­istry for For­eign Affairs of Fin­land and THL:s instructions:

Using the ser­vice  FINENTRY is rec­om­mend­ed for every­one arriv­ing to Fin­land from abroad and for all Finnish cit­i­zens return­ing to their home coun­try from abroad. FINENTRY ( is a dig­i­tal ser­vice used via the web brows­er, and the ser­vice makes it eas­i­er to trav­el to Fin­land and man­age the coro­n­avirus test­ing that may be required for entry dur­ing the pan­dem­ic. The ser­vice is in use in Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia as well. In the FINENTRY ser­vice, you can for example:

• book an appoint­ment for coro­n­avirus test­ing in Finland

• ask to receive a text mes­sage with instruc­tions before you arrive at the test­ing site

• ask to receive a text mes­sage with the results of the coro­n­avirus test


The coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions of the cit­i­zens are pro­gress­ing well in Soite’s area. The vac­ci­na­tions of the cit­i­zens with­in Soite are pro­gress­ing with regards to all per­sons over the age of 16 as well as 12–15-year-old ado­les­cents who belong to risk group 1 and 2.

There are a good num­ber of vac­ci­na­tion appoint­ments avail­able and more are added all the time.  The goal is to add appoint­ments for at least one week at a time. If you book an appoint­ment now, the sec­ond vac­ci­na­tion is giv­en after 12 weeks. An effec­tive pro­tec­tion against a coro­n­avirus infec­tion is then achieved in the autumn (more infor­ma­tion on the effi­ca­cy of vac­cines on the web­site of the Finnish Insti­tute for Health and Wel­fare THL). The coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions take us towards a more nor­mal life — one vac­ci­na­tion at a time! A vac­cine gives you pro­tec­tion against the seri­ous forms of the coro­n­avirus dis­ease and if you are vac­ci­nat­ed you help pro­tect others.

An appoint­ment for a vac­ci­na­tion can be booked online on the web in Soite’s Oma­hoito ser­vice

Ajan nuorelle voi vara­ta sähköis­es­tä Oma­hoito-palvelus­ta, mikäli nuorel­la on sähköiseen tun­nistau­tu­miseen tarvit­ta­vat tun­nuk­set (pankki­tun­nuk­set tai mobi­ili­var­menne). Mikäli sähköi­nen tun­nistau­tu­mi­nen ei ole mah­dol­lista, tulee aika vara­ta puhe­lim­itse. Pyrimme jatkos­sa lisäämään puhe­li­na­jan­va­rauk­sen mahdollisuuksia.

The tele­phone book­ing for coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions opens again on Tues­day 6th of June 2021 at 12 pm and more appoint­ments are also opened in the elec­tron­ic Oma­hoito ser­vice on Tues­day at 12 pm. The Oma­hoito ser­vice is open 24/7. The days that still have appoint­ments avail­able are marked with green colour in the web calendar. 

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

Updates regard­ing the coro­n­avirus situation

Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group has begun their sum­mer break and their next meet­ing is on 5th of August unless the region­al coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion changes significantly.

Dur­ing July, we inform about the coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion every Mon­day by updat­ing the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture as well as the coro­na vac­ci­na­tion indi­ca­tor on Soite’s coro­na web site.

We pub­lish addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion about the coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion only if it changes significantly.


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