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: 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.