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.