The coronavirus vaccinations are expanded to persons over the age of 16
On Thursday 10th of June 2021, the appointment booking for vaccinations opens in the Omahoito service for all persons over the age of 16 in the area. After that, all age groups that have a right to a vaccination (persons over the age of 16) can get vaccinated in Soite’s area. Telephone booking on 06 828 7488 is open on Tuesdays from 12 pm to 3 pm.
Appointment booking for a coronavirus vaccination:
- Electronic booking online via the Omahoito service: https://soite.terveytesi.fi is open for all persons over the age of 16. More appointments open on Tuesday at 12 pm. Log on to the Omahoito service with your online bank user identifiers (or some other means of strong identification) in order to book an appointment for yourself. The days that still have appointments available are marked with green colour in the web calendar. You can book an appointment for another person if you have made an agreement regarding this. More information: https://www.soite.fi/toisen_puolesta_asiointi (in Finnish)
- Telephone booking on 06 828 7488 opens Tuesdays at 12 pm and is open until 3 pm. At other times, those who call will hear a message on the phone. An appointment can be booked by phone on behalf of an elderly person.
The online booking works more smoothly and we recommend that appointments are booked online if possible. The electronic appointment booking is easily overburdened immediately after the appointment booking opens, and there may be problems in the function of the Omahoito service. The service functions normally when the number of visitors decreases; when the system is overloaded, it is best to wait a moment and then reattempt using the electronic appointment booking.
You can choose to which vaccination site you book an appointment.
- Come to be vaccinated only if you are healthy and only to an appointment you have booked.
- Take your Kela card with you and take it out while you wait.
- Wear clothes that make it easy to expose your upper arm.
- Use a face mask and disinfect your hands when you come and when you go.
- Keep a safe distance (2 metres) to other people while you wait.
- Be prepared to stay at the vaccination site for 15 minutes after the vaccination.
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.
Safety measures against the coronavirus should be remembered even after vaccination!
We want to stress that even if you have been vaccinated, you should still use a protective face mask in accordance with recommendations, maintain a safety distance of 2 meters to other people and to follow coronavirus related hygiene recommendations.
After vaccination it is still important to:
- maintain social distancing
- use a face mask when social distancing is not possible
- exercise good hand and coughing hygiene
- go to a test if one has symptoms
- follow other instructions in fighting the coronavirus.
This is necessary because we do not yet have enough information about how effectively the vaccine prevents transmission. Guidelines are amended as new information emerges, but at this time the same recommendations apply to both vaccinated persons and those not protected by vaccination. This is in line with the precautionary principle.
After the start of vaccinations, it will still take a long time before immune protection at the population level is achieved and the epidemic has been defeated. Link: Transmission and protection – coronavirus (THL)
Everyone can help in the fight against the coronavirus and other infectious diseases by practising good hand hygiene and by coughing, sneezing, and blowing their nose correctly. This is why these practices are always important.