Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group informs on the 2nd of Sep­tem­ber 2021 — 3 new cases

Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group gath­ered on Thurs­day Sep­tem­ber 2nd 2021 to eval­u­ate the region­al sit­u­a­tion­al picture.

The cur­rent sit­u­a­tion of infection

Three new cas­es of coro­n­avirus infec­tion have been con­firmed in Soite’s area. We are cur­rent­ly car­ry­ing out many coro­n­avirus tests, and this means that get­ting a coro­n­avirus test result may take longer than usu­al. In the Soite area, coro­n­avirus test­ing is done in accor­dance with the guide­lines issued by the Finnish Insti­tute for Health and Wel­fare THL (in Finnish) and we urge you to seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing imme­di­ate­ly even if you have only mild symp­toms indica­tive of a coro­n­avirus infec­tion.

46 coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area in the past 14 days and the inci­dence dur­ing 14 days is cur­rent­ly 59/100 000 cit­i­zens in the area. At the moment, 80% 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.

Coro­n­avirus infec­tions are cur­rent­ly occur­ring among those who have not been vac­ci­nat­ed or have only recent­ly been vac­ci­nat­ed. The infec­tions are con­cen­trat­ed to the age group 20- to 29-year-olds, where vac­cine cov­er­age has been low­er than in oth­er age groups also in the Soite area. We strive for the high­est pos­si­ble vac­cine cov­er­age to pro­tect the pop­u­la­tion. There are dif­fer­ences in vac­cine cov­er­age between munic­i­pal­i­ties, and Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group would espe­cial­ly like to thank the young peo­ple in the Kru­unupyy area who have active­ly sought out coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions. In Kru­unupyy, 76% of 20–29-year-olds have already been vac­ci­nat­ed with the first dose.

Although a coro­n­avirus infec­tion does not usu­al­ly cause a seri­ous form of the dis­ease in young peo­ple, it can cause 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. The vac­cine also pro­vides effec­tive pro­tec­tion against long covid. The vac­cine itself is asso­ci­at­ed with sig­nif­i­cant­ly low­er risks than a coro­n­avirus infec­tion. Link: Infor­ma­tion about the coro­n­avirus vaccine


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. Our goal is to make get­ting vac­ci­nat­ed as easy and effort­less as pos­si­ble. In the future, appoint­ment-free walk-in vac­ci­na­tion events will also be orga­nized in con­nec­tion with oth­er events. For exam­ple, we are par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Kau­pan ja kult­tuurin yö (the night of trade and cul­ture) event on Sep­tem­ber 10th 2021. Fol­low our adver­tise­ments in our chan­nels and in the media in the area!

The vac­ci­na­tions for 12–15 year olds will con­tin­ue in schools in the area in the near future. The schools will inform stu­dents and par­ents about the vac­ci­na­tions in more detail. Of course, young peo­ple can also come to the appoint­ment-free walk-in vac­ci­na­tion days open to the gen­er­al pub­lic to get vaccinated.

The appoint­ment-free walk-in vac­ci­na­tion days have been pop­u­lar and vac­ci­na­tions will now main­ly be done dur­ing appoint­ment-free walk-in vac­ci­na­tion days instead of dur­ing appoint­ments. If you wish to book an appoint­ment, you can still do so elec­tron­i­cal­ly via the Oma­hoito ser­vice or by call­ing the sec­re­tary of the vac­ci­na­tion cen­tral on the phone num­ber 040 804 2821 Mon­days, Wednes­days, Thurs­days and Fri­days 8 am to 3 pm and Tues­days 8 am to 12 noon.

On vac­ci­na­tion days with­out appoint­ment book­ing, you can come to your first a coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tion when it suits you best. First as well as sec­ond 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 eight weeks have passed since the first vac­ci­na­tion. Addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion and the timetable for the walk-in days can be found on Soite’s coro­n­avirus web­site:

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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