Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group informs on the 6th of May 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

One new coro­n­avirus case has been con­firmed in Soite’s area. The source of the infec­tion is cur­rent­ly being inves­ti­gat­ed. Those close to the infect­ed per­sons who have been exposed have been con­tact traced and placed in quarantine.

The infec­tion is relat­ed to a pos­si­ble expo­sure at the gym Kun­tokeskus Liikku on Tues­day 4th of May between 6.30 am and 7.30 am. We ask those who vis­it­ed the gym at that time to observe them­selves for any symp­toms and quick­ly book an appoint­ment for coro­n­avirus test­ing.

The inci­dence of coro­n­avirus infec­tions dur­ing 14 days is cur­rent­ly 2.6 /100 000 cit­i­zens, and the num­ber of coro­n­avirus infec­tions that have been con­firmed dur­ing these 14 days is 2. No patients are cur­rent­ly being treat­ed for COVID-19 at the Cen­tral Ostro­both­nia Cen­tral Hospital.

The task group wants to empha­size that there still is a pos­si­bil­i­ty of get­ting infect­ed with coro­n­avirus in Soite’s area despite how calm the sit­u­a­tion has been late­ly.  It is still very impor­tant to fol­low the coro­n­avirus hygiene instruc­tions and region­al rec­om­men­da­tions.

We also remind every­one to pay par­tic­u­lar atten­tion to coro­n­avirus safe­ty when vis­it­ing their loved ones dur­ing the upcom­ing Mother’s Day cel­e­bra­tion. Vis­its to rel­a­tives and oth­er loved ones at hous­ing ser­vice units are arranged with pre­cau­tions and in accor­dance with the unit’s instruc­tions. We rec­om­mend that you con­tact the unit before­hand to arrange a safe vis­it. It is impor­tant that you do not have any symp­toms when you vis­it. Addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion (in Finnish):


Coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions are pro­gress­ing well with­in Soite’s area. Cur­rent­ly, vac­ci­na­tion is open for all res­i­dents over the age of 55 as well as 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.

Appoint­ment book­ing by phone opens again on Tues­day May 11th at 12 noon at the num­ber 06 828 7488. More appoint­ments will also become avail­able in the Oma­hoito elec­tron­ic appoint­ment book­ing sys­tem on Tues­day at 12 noon. Appoint­ment times will be added to the elec­tron­ic book­ing sys­tem at oth­er times as well if they become avail­able due to can­cel­la­tions or sud­den increas­es in the num­ber of vac­cines. Addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion about appoint­ment book­ing for vac­ci­na­tions:

All vac­cines, like oth­er med­i­cines, may have side effects. If you expe­ri­ence any side effects and need help, you can call Soite’s Med­ical Helpline at 116 117. Most side effects of the coro­n­avirus vac­cines are mild and tem­po­rary. The most com­mon side effects after vac­ci­na­tion are local symp­toms at the injec­tion site, such as pain, red­ness, heat and swelling. Tran­sient gen­er­al symp­toms such as fever, mus­cle aches, headache, fatigue, irri­tabil­i­ty, nau­sea and chills are also very com­mon. Addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion can be found at both THL’s and FIMEA’s web sites.


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