Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group informs on the 26th of August 2021 — 3 new cases

Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group gath­ered on Thurs­day 26th of August 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. Soite’s coro­n­avirus test­ing has been very busy  in recent days, and the analy­sis of the results in Nordlab’s lab­o­ra­to­ry has unfor­tu­nate­ly been delayed. It can cur­rent­ly take 2–3 days to get a coro­n­avirus test result.

50 coro­n­avirus cas­es have been con­firmed in Soite’s area in the past 14 days and the inci­dence is cur­rent­ly 65/100 000 cit­i­zens in the area. At the moment, 75% 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.

There are coro­n­avirus infec­tions in the area that Soite has not been able to track.   To keep infec­tions under con­trol, it is impor­tant to fol­low region­al reg­u­la­tions and rec­om­men­da­tions, use a face mask, ensure good infec­tion-pre­vent­ing hygiene, and take the coro­n­avirus vac­cine.   Remem­ber to seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing imme­di­ate­ly even if you have only mild symptoms!


Coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions are pro­gress­ing well with­in Soite’s area. Vac­ci­na­tions are now pro­gress­ing with regards to all per­sons over the age of 12 who live in Soite’s area. The vac­ci­na­tions for the newest tar­get group, 12–15 year olds, now con­tin­ue in schools and vac­ci­na­tion cen­trals in the area as follows:

Hal­sua: Tues­day 31st of August, vac­ci­na­tions at low­er sec­ondary school

Kan­nus: Thurs­day 2nd of Sep­tem­ber, vac­ci­na­tions at Kan­nus vac­ci­na­tion site

Kausti­nen: Wednes­day 8th of Sep­tem­ber, vac­ci­na­tions at low­er sec­ondary school

Kokko­la: Sat­ur­day 28th of August, Wednes­day 1st of Sep­tem­ber and Sat­ur­day 4th of Sep­tem­ber, vac­ci­na­tions at Kokko­la vac­ci­na­tion site

Kru­unupyy: Fri­day 27th of August and Wednes­day 1st of Sep­tem­ber, vac­ci­na­tions at Kru­unupyy health station

Per­ho: Wednes­day 1st of Sep­tem­ber, vac­ci­na­tions at low­er sec­ondary school

Toho­lampi: Thurs­day 26th of August, vac­ci­na­tions at the parish home (seu­rakun­takoti)

Veteli: Fri­day 3rd of Sep­tem­ber and Wes­nes­day 8th of Sep­tem­ber, vac­ci­na­tions at Veteli vac­ci­na­tion site (Pas­seli)

Cen­tria: Wednes­day 1st of Sep­tem­ber, pop-up vac­ci­na­tion Cen­tria Kokkola

Schools will pro­vide more infor­ma­tion to pupils and par­ents about vac­ci­na­tions. Nat­u­ral­ly, young peo­ple can also come to get vac­ci­nat­ed dur­ing gen­er­al appoint­ment-free walk-in vac­ci­na­tion days.

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 Mon­day, Wednes­day, Thurs­day and Fri­day 8 am to 3 pm and Tues­day 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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