Soite’s coronavirus task group informs on August 19th 2021 — seven new infections
Soite’s coronavirus task group had a meeting on 19th of August 2021 to evaluate the regional situational picture.
The current situation of infection
Seven new coronavirus infections have been confirmed in Soite’s area. Some of the new infections were found in persons who were already in quarantine, but some of the new infections are infections that are being investigated. However, no new exposure places are known at this time.
63 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Soite’s area in the past 14 days and the incidence is currently 81/100 000 citizens in the area. At the moment, 78% of the infections can be traced in Soite’s area. No patients with COVID-19 are treated at the moment at the Central Ostrobothnia Central Hospital.
Please seek out coronavirus testing even if you only have mild symptoms!
Please seek out coronavirus testing immediately even if you have only very mild symptoms. Common symptoms that fit the coronavirus are e.g. fever, sore throat, cough, headache, muscle ache, tiredness and disturbances when it comes to smell or taste. A coronavirus test may be positive even if only one or two symptoms occur.
Please seek out testing even if you have already been vaccinated against the coronavirus. A vaccination protects against the severe form of the coronavirus disease, but a person who has been vaccinated may still become ill and infect others.
You can easily book an appointment for coronavirus testing through the Omaolo service online or via Soite’s Coronavirus Helpline 06 828 7499 / via the children’s hospital, phone 06 826 4444.
The vaccinations of the citizens are progressing well in Soite’s area! Vaccinations are now progressing with regards to all persons over the age of 12 who live in Soite’s area! So far 40.2% of the newest target group, residents aged 12 to 15, have been vaccinated – it’s great that the young people in the area have been so diligent about getting vaccinated!
The walk-in vaccination days without appointment booking have been popular and more of them are going to be organized in the near future. On vaccination days without appointment booking, you can come to your first coronavirus vaccination when it suits you best. We inform about vaccination days without appointment booking in more detail soon in Soite’s channels.
The interval between the first and second dose of coronavirus vaccine is shortened in the Soite area from 12 weeks to 8 weeks. Soite is preparing appointment-free walk-in vaccination days where those who are in turn for the second vaccine dose may receive it. Read more in our separate bulletin. We will inform you more about the appointment-free walk-in days for the second vaccine dose later.
There are also a good number of appointments available for coronavirus vaccinations. An appointment for a coronavirus vaccination can be booked online or by phone.
- Electronic booking online via the Omahoito service: https://soite.terveytesi.fi is open 24/7.
- You may book an appointment electronically via the Omahoito service if you have the codes that are needed for electronic identification (online banking codes or a mobile certificate). If electronic identification is not possible, an appointment should be booked by phone.
- The Omahoito service is open 24/7. The days that still have appointments available are marked with green colour in the web calendar.
- Appointment booking by phone for all age groups: 06 828 7488 is open on Tuesdays from 12 pm to 3 pm.
Why should I take the coronavirus vaccine?
- Coronavirus vaccines give effective protection against serious forms of COVID-19.
- 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.
- 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.
- The risks associated with the vaccine are significantly smaller than those associated with a coronavirus infection. Link: Information about the coronavirus vaccination
- 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 progress of the vaccinations in the area with the help of Soite’s coronavirus vaccination indicator, which is updated on Mondays.
Stop the spread of the coronavirus
- If you have symptoms, stay at home and seek out coronavirus testing early and even if you have only very mild symptoms
- Use a face mask – a strong recommendation on the use of face masks is in effect in Soite’s area.
- Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently
- Cough into your sleeve or into a tissue
- Install and use the Koronavilkku coronavirus app
- Take the coronavirus vaccine when it’s your turn
You and I are responsible for our health!