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09.09.2021

Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group informs on the 9th of Sep­tem­ber 2021

Soite’s coro­n­avirus task group gath­ered on Thurs­day Sep­tem­ber 9th 2021 to eval­u­ate the region­al sit­u­a­tion­al picture.

The cur­rent sit­u­a­tion of infection

As per the coro­n­avirus task group’s deci­sion, Soite will inform about new infec­tion rates and the fig­ures of the sit­u­a­tion­al pic­ture only once a week, on Mon­days, when the coro­na vac­ci­na­tion indi­ca­tor will also be updat­ed. If you wish to see the indi­ca­tors of the region­al infec­tion sit­u­a­tion, they can be found on the Finnish Insti­tute for Health and Welfare’s coro­n­avirus map (in Finnish).

The coro­n­avirus sit­u­a­tion is not calm­ing down in the Soite area. Coro­n­avirus infec­tions are cur­rent­ly occur­ring among those who have not been vac­ci­nat­ed or have only recent­ly been vac­ci­nat­ed. Those who are not vac­ci­nat­ed should seek out coro­n­avirus test­ing imme­di­ate­ly even if they only 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.

Coro­n­avirus infec­tions are cur­rent­ly most preva­lent in peo­ple aged 10 to 29, and in the Soite region, vac­ci­na­tion cov­er­age is also cur­rent­ly the low­est in this age group com­pared to oth­er age groups. The aim is to increase vac­ci­na­tion cov­er­age among young peo­ple by bring­ing vac­ci­na­tions clos­er and mak­ing them more eas­i­ly acces­si­ble, for exam­ple by bring­ing them to edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tions and schools, as well as to events in the area.

The soci­ety is open­ing up and restric­tions relat­ed to the coro­n­avirus epi­dem­ic are being removed nation­wide, but the coro­n­avirus is not dis­ap­pear­ing. It is sig­nif­i­cant­ly safer to encounter the coro­n­avirus if you are vac­ci­nat­ed. The vac­cine itself is asso­ci­at­ed with sig­nif­i­cant­ly low­er risks than a coro­n­avirus infection.

Vac­ci­na­tions – from next week the sec­ond vac­cine can be tak­en already after six weeks

The coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions of the cit­i­zens are pro­gress­ing well in Soite’s area. The vac­ci­na­tions of the cit­i­zens with­in Soite are pro­gress­ing with regards to all per­sons over the age of 12.

Start­ing Mon­day 13th of Sep­tem­ber, the sec­ond coro­n­avirus vac­cine may be tak­en ear­li­er in the Soite area. In oth­er words, the sec­ond dose can be tak­en six weeks after the first dose.

Coro­n­avirus vac­ci­na­tions will now main­ly be done dur­ing appoint­ment-free walk-in vac­ci­na­tion days instead of dur­ing appoint­ments. On walk-in vac­ci­na­tion days with­out appoint­ment book­ing, you can come to 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. 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/

Soite will par­tic­i­pate in the Kokko­la Night of trade and cul­ture (Kau­pan ja kult­tuurin yö) on Fri­day 10th of Sep­tem­ber from 6 pm to 9 pm, and you can come and get vac­ci­nat­ed at the Kokko­la Vac­ci­na­tion Cen­tral (old Hal­pa-Hal­li, Kaar­lelankatu 7) with­out an appoint­ment. You can come to Soite’s place at the cor­ner by Näkömes­tari to dis­cuss the coro­n­avirus vac­cine in more detail with Soite’s experts if there is any­thing that rais­es ques­tions about the coro­n­avirus or vaccines.

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 Mon­days, Wednes­days, Thurs­days and Fri­days 8 am to 3 pm and Tues­days 8 am to 12 noon.

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 Mondays.

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