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: 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: (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.

Please note:

  • 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.

Link: More infor­ma­tion about vac­ci­na­tions in Soite


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