Soite’s coronavirus task group informs on the 28th of October 2021
Soite’s coronavirus task group gathered on Thursday October 28th 2021 to evaluate the regional situational picture. The coronavirus situation remains serious in the Soite area.
The current situation of infection
The coronavirus situation is still serious in the Soite area. Over 14 days, a total of 171 coronavirus cases have been confirmed. The incidence of infections during 14 days is currently 221/100,000 residents in the entire Soite area. 6.5% of the coronavirus tests are positive. 90 percent of the infections have been traced. Five COVID-19 patients are currently being treated at Central Ostrobothnia central hospital.
The list of possible exposures has been updated! Coronavirus exposures may have occurred in the following places:
- October 22nd in the evening, La Favorita, Kokkola
- October 23rd 5 pm to 6 pm Kung’s Kitchen, Kokkola
- October 23rd 4 pm to 5 pm Hesburger and the lobby of Chydenia, Kokkola
- October 23rd 9 am to 4 pm La Favorita, Kokkola
- October 23rd 10.30 am to 11.30 am Random Cafe, Kokkola
- October 24th 4 pm to 11 pm La Favorita, Kokkola
- October 25th 10 am to 11.30 am Automaa, Kokkola
- October 25th 12 noon to 1.30 pm the cafe Kulma, Kokkola
- October 25th 4 pm to 6 pm La Favorita, Kokkola
- October 25th 5 pm to 6.30 pm SC ROK gym, Kokkola
- October 25th 7 pm to 8.30 pm Espresso House, Kokkola
The list of possible exposures in Soite’s area: https://korona.soite.fi/en/possible-exposures-to-covid-19/
Soite’s coronavirus task group strongly encourages those residents in the region who are not yet vaccinated to take the coronavirus vaccine as soon as possible. The effectiveness of the vaccinations is clear when looking at the current epidemic situation, as the infections are concentrated to those who have not been vaccinated or have only recently been vaccinated. It is significantly safer to encounter the coronavirus if you are vaccinated. The risks associated with the vaccine are significantly smaller than those associated with coronavirus infection. Link: Information about the coronavirus vaccination
Those who are still unvaccinated should seek out coronavirus testing immediately even if they only have very mild symptoms indicative of coronavirus. The coronavirus test result should be awaited at home and in quarantine so as not to potentially expose others to the coronavirus, for example in the workplace.
To prevent infections it is still important to:
- Seek out coronavirus testing immediately and even if you have only mild symptoms of a respiratory infection, especially if you are not vaccinated. Appointment booking: https://korona.soite.fi/en/coronavirus-clinic/
- Maintain good hand hygiene: Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently.
- Avoid social gatherings.
- Use protective face masks. Link: regional face mask recommendation
- The most important and effective way to prevent coronavirus infections, and especially serious forms of the disease, is to take a 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.
The aim is to increase vaccination coverage in the Soite area by bringing vaccinations closer to the public and making them more easily available. Soite will be vaccinating at Kokkola Minimani on Friday 29th of October 4 pm to 8 pm and on Monday 1st of November 9 am to 3.30 pm at the Oppistan space at Kokkola city hall.
Coronavirus vaccinations will now mainly be done during appointment-free walk-in vaccination days instead of during appointments. On vaccination days without appointment booking, you can come to get your coronavirus vaccination when it suits you best. 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/
First, second and third 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 six weeks have passed since the first vaccination.
All persons over 60 years of age and all persons over 12 years of age in risk groups 1 and 2 can visit Soite’s vaccination site for a third coronavirus vaccination if at least 6 months have passed since they received their second dose. If you wish to, you can take the influenza vaccine during the same visit.
An appointment for a coronavirus vaccination may still be booked online on https://soite.terveytesi.fi/ or via the secretary of the vaccination central, phone 040 804 2821 Monday-Friday 12 noon — 3 pm or by phone via your local health centre.
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 vaccination progresses in the area with the help of Soite’s corona vaccination indicator, which is updated on Monday afternoons.