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: https://korona.soite.fi/en/the-coronavirus-vaccines/
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 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 vaccinations progress in the area with the help of Soite’s corona vaccination indicator, which is updated on Monday afternoons.