Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group informs on the 22nd of April 2021

Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group has a meet­ing on Thurs­days and when need­ed. The pre­pared­ness is in accor­dance with plan.

The cur­rent sit­u­a­tion of infection

No new coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area. The lat­est coro­n­avirus case was con­firmed on the 12th of April 2021.

No patients with COVID-19 are treat­ed at the moment at the Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia Cen­tral Hospital.

The inci­dence num­bers when it comes to the coro­n­avirus in Soite’s area are:

  • Five coronavirus infections have been confirmed in 14 days.
  • The incidence is currently 6.5/100 000 citizens in 14 days.

In all, 262 coro­n­avirus infec­tions have been con­firmed in Soite since the pan­dem­ic began.

About Soite’s operations

Marko Rahko­nen was appoint­ed as doc­tor respon­si­ble for mass vac­ci­na­tions. Juk­ka Aro is respon­si­ble for vaccinations.

The spe­cial arrange­ments con­tin­ue in Soite’s day activ­i­ties until the 30th of June 2021. Fur­ther­more, client trans­ports are not com­bined in Soite’s area until the 30th of June 2021


Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group has defined some units in Soite as crit­i­cal for the oper­a­tion of Soite and the vac­ci­na­tions of the per­son­nel con­tin­ues in these units. The units will be con­tact­ed and informed about the vac­ci­na­tion arrangements.

The coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions of the cit­i­zens are pro­gress­ing well in Soite’s area. Vac­ci­na­tions are now pro­gress­ing when it comes to all per­sons over the age of 60 and 16–64-year-old per­sons who belong to risk group 1 or 2 and have an ill­ness or con­di­tion that is very high­ly or high­ly pre­dis­pos­ing to severe coro­n­avirus disease.

Please note: The Finnish Insti­tute for Health and Wel­fare THL has changed the age group when it comes to risk group 2 to include per­sons from age 16. In Soite’s area, vac­ci­na­tions of 16–17-year-old per­sons who belong to risk group 2 are arranged in the same places as the vac­ci­na­tions for adults and with the same appoint­ment book­ing system.

The Finnish Insti­tute for Health and Wel­fare THL has decid­ed that 65–69-year-old per­sons may also be vac­ci­nat­ed with mRNA vac­cines from the begin­ning of May if the per­son who is to be vac­ci­nat­ed so choos­es (more infor­ma­tion in THL’s text in Finnish). In Soite’s area, this means that from 1st of May per­sons over the age of 65 may choose if they are vac­ci­nat­ed with an mRNA vac­cine (Pfizer-BioNTech’s Comir­naty or Mod­er­na) or with AstraZeneca’s Vaxzevria vac­cine. Over 65-year-old per­sons are pri­mar­i­ly offered AstraZeneca’s Vaxzevria vac­cine. If the per­son who is to be vac­ci­nat­ed wish­es to have an mRNA vac­cine, the per­son must inform about their choice when book­ing an appoint­ment by phone. If the appoint­ment is booked online, the per­son must choose the vac­cine they want to have in the Oma­hoito service.

The sec­ond vac­cine dose is giv­en in accor­dance with THL’s instructions:

  • persons over the age of 65 who have received a dose of AstraZeneca’s vaccine are primarily given AstraZeneca’s vaccine when they are vaccinated for the second time.
  • persons under the age of 65 are always given an mRNA vaccine when they are vaccinated for the second time. A person under the age of 65 cannot choose AstraZeneca’s vaccine as their second vaccine dose even if they have been vaccinated with it the first time.

An appoint­ment for the sec­ond vac­ci­na­tion has been giv­en in con­nec­tion with the first vac­ci­na­tion. If an insur­mount­able obsta­cle occurs and the sec­ond vac­ci­na­tion appoint­ment must be changed, please con­tact the sec­re­tary at Soite’s vac­ci­na­tion cen­tral, phone 040 804 2821 week­days between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The tele­phone book­ing for coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions opens again on Tues­day 27th of April 2021 at 12 p.m. and more appoint­ments are also opened in the elec­tron­ic Oma­hoito ser­vice on Tues­day at 12 p.m. Vac­ci­na­tion appoint­ments are added to the elec­tron­ic appoint­ment book­ing even at oth­er times if appoint­ments are can­celled or if the num­ber of vac­cines sud­den­ly increas­es. More infor­ma­tion about book­ing an appoint­ment to a vac­ci­na­tion:


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