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Coronavirus vaccinations are now progressing with regards to all persons over the age of 5 who live in Soite’s area. 

DoseTarget groupVaccination intervalPlease note
First dose

All persons who are at least five years old.




Coronavirus vaccinations for 5-11-year-old children only by appointment.
Second dose

All persons who are at least five years old.

6 – 12 weeks after the first dose.

Coronavirus vaccinations for 5-11-year-old children only by appointment.
Third dose























• All persons over the age of 18
• 12-17-year-old persons who belong to risk groups 1 – 2
(text available in Finnish and in Swedish)


















• persons who are at least 12 years old and have a severe immunodeficiency (text available in Finnish and in Swedish): two months after the second dose
• persons over the age of 18 who belong to a risk group and all persons over the age of 60: 3 – 4 months after the second dose
• all 18-59-year-old persons: 4 – 6 months after the second dose
• 12-17-year-old persons who belong to a risk group: six months after the second dose
• all 12-17-year old persons: six months after the second dose if a third dose is necessary for other than medical reasons, e.g. because of travelling
The coronavirus vaccine Comirnaty Original/Omicron BA.1 vaccine that has been tailored to the omicron variant of the coronavirus can be given as doses 3, 4 and 5 in a vaccination series. For more information, please read the bulletin.

The client may choose if s/he takes a vaccine of the new type or a vaccine of the old type.
Fourth dose








• Persons who are at least 12 years old and have a severe immunodeficiency (text available in Finnish and in Swedish)
• All persons over the age of 60

Persons over the age of 18 who belong to risk groups 1 – 2 (text available in Finnish and in Swedish)
three months after the third dose










Fifth dose



• Persons who are at least 12 years old and have a severe immunodeficiency (the text available in Finnish and in Swedish) 4 – 6 months after the fourth dose



Booster dose in late autumn/early winter 2022 • all who have turned 65
• persons who have turned 18 and belong to risk group 1 or 2
(the text available in Finnish and in Swedish)
• persons who have turned 12 and have a severe immunodeficiency (the text available in Finnish and in Swedish)
when at least three months has passed since the previous vaccination or a COVID-19 infectionThe booster dose in late autumn/early winter 2022 is usually given in connection with an influenza vaccination.

Note

On a walk-in day, you can take an influenza vaccine in connection with a coronavirus vaccination. For more information on influenza vaccinations, please read Soite’s bulletin (available in Finnish and in Swedish).

Walk-in vaccination days without appointment booking

Soite arranges appointment-free walk-in vaccination days during which you can get your first coronavirus vaccine when it is most convenient for you. During walk-in days, vaccine doses 1-5 vaccine are given. You may get your vaccine dose at any of Soite’s vaccination sites.

The vaccination site on Mariankatu offers Pfizer’s, Moderna’s and Novavax’ vaccines. In the so called Jokilaaksot area, Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines are offered. To get Novavax’ vaccine in the Jokilaaksot area, please call beforehand, 06 828 7488 (Monday – Friday 9 am – 3 pm).

According to policy by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL, it is recommended that a vaccination series with an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer and Moderna) is primarily completed using the same vaccine, but different mRNA vaccines can be used in a vaccination series.

The following vaccination days are arranged:

Week 49

  • 7th of December 8.30 AM – 3.30 PM the vaccination site on Mariankatu (Kokkola main health care centre, Mariankatu 28 – PLEASE NOTE: come in via entrance A).
  • 8th of December 9.30 AM – 3.00 PM Tunkkari vaccination site (Tunkkari health station, Mäntöläntie 2, Veteli – PLEASE NOTE: come in via entrance B).
  • 8th of December 9.30 AM – 3.00 PM Toholampi seurakuntakoti (parish house) (Lampintie 7).
  • 9th of December 8.30 AM – 3.30 PM the vaccination site on Mariankatu (Kokkola main health care centre, Mariankatu 28 – PLEASE NOTE: come in via entrance A).
  • 9th of December 9.30 AM – 3.00 PM Kannuksen seurakuntatalo (the parish house) (Valtakatu 20)


Week 50

  • 12th of December 9.30 AM – 3.00 PM Tunkkari vaccination site (Tunkkari health station, Mäntöläntie 2, Veteli – PLEASE NOTE: come in via entrance B).
  • 13th – 15th of December 8.30 AM – 3.30 PM the vaccination site on Mariankatu (Kokkola main health care centre, Mariankatu 28 – PLEASE NOTE: come in via entrance A).
  • 13th of December 1.00 PM – 4 PM Teerijärvi health station (Hörbyntie 8).
  • Coronavirus vaccination day for 5-11-year-old children: 13th of December 2.30 PM – 3.30 PM the vaccination site on Mariankatu (Kokkola main health care centre, Mariankatu 28 – PLEASE NOTE: come in via entrance A). An appointment must be booked in advance.
  • 15th of December 12.00 noon – 3.00 PM Perho health station (Vanhainkodintie 20).
  • 16th of December 9.30 AM – 3.00 PM Kannuksen seurakuntatalo (the parish house) (Valtakatu 20)


Week 51

  • 19th – 21st of December 8.30 AM – 3.30 PM the vaccination site on Mariankatu (Kokkola main health care centre, Mariankatu 28 – PLEASE NOTE: come in via entrance A).
  • 20th of December 1 PM – 4 PM Kruunupyy health station (Säbråntie 1).
  • 22nd of December 9.30 AM – 3.00 PM Toholampi seurakuntakoti (parish house) (Lampintie 7).

Please note!

When it comes to children aged 5 to 11, an appointment for vaccination must be booked in advance in accordance with the instructions above.

Booking an appointment for a coronavirus vaccination

You can also book a vaccination appointment by phone or online.

  • electronic appointment booking in the Omahoito service is open 24/7.
  • 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.
  • Telephone booking 06 828 7488. The line is open Monday-Friday 9–15. You can also book an appointment via your local health centre.

The electronic booking works more smoothly and we recommend that appointments are booked online if possible. 

Other information about appointment booking

You can book an appointment via the electronic Omahoito service if you have identifiers that are needed for electronic identification (online bank user identifiers or a mobile ID). If electronic identification is not possible, the appointment must be booked by phone.

If an informal caregiver or partner who lives in the same household is vaccinated at the same time, the appointment should be booked by phone for both persons.

We ask persons close to elderly persons to make sure they get an appointment for a vaccination and are able to come to the vaccination site.

Appointments are also available in evenings and on weekends and you may choose which vaccination site you want to go to. The electronic booking system shows, which vaccination sites have available vaccination appointments. Vaccination appointments are always opened for several weeks at once.

Please note!

If you have previously had an anaphylactic shock, please book your vaccination appointment to your own health care centre or via the secretary at Soite’s vaccination central, phone 040 804 2821, Monday to Friday 9 am to 2 pm.

The next vaccine dose can be given when enough time has passed after the previous dose. The interval between vaccinations depends on the age and risk group. The vaccination information is checked at the vaccination site and if less not enough time has passed since the previous vaccine dose, the following vaccine dose cannot yet be given.

If an insurmountable obstacle occurs and it is not possible for you to come to an appointment you have booked, the appointment can be cancelled via the Omahoito service or by calling the secretary at Soite’s vaccination central, phone 040 804 2821 Monday to Friday 9 am to 2 pm.

Consent of the guardians for the vaccination of a child

Under-aged persons may decide themselves if they want a vaccine if the health care professional administering the vaccine considers that, based on their age and development level, the child or young person is sufficiently mature to decide on the matter on their own. No legal age limit has been set for an independent decision, which is why the situation is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. For most of those aged 5–11, the consent of their guardians is required.

If a child is unable to decide on their own vaccination or does not want to decide for themselves, the consent of all guardians is required for the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccinations are voluntary and free of charge. Consent can be given with this form (in Finnish).

If the child appears for their vaccination with only one guardian, the absent guardian must have signed the consent form. The consent form can be printed from THL’s (Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare) website here (in Finnish).

Vaccination sites

You can choose to which vaccination site you book an appointment. Vaccination sites for persons over the age of 16:

  • Vaccination site on Mariankatu (Kokkola main health care centre, Mariankatu 28)
  • Kannus (place: seurakuntatalo (the parish house), Valtakatu 20)
  • Toholampi (place: seurakuntakoti (the parish house), Lampintie 7)
  • Lestijärvi (place: Lestijärvi health care station, Niemeläntie 3A, 69440 Lestijärvi)
  • Kaustinen (place: Pajalan perhekeskus (Pajala family centre), Pajalantie 1, Kaustinen)
  • Tunkkari vaccination site (Tunkkari health station, Mäntöläntie 2, Veteli)
  • Kruunupyy (place: the health care station in Teerijärvi, Hörbyntie 8, 68700 Teerijärvi and Kruunupyy health station, Säbråntie 1, 68500 Kruunupyy)
  • Perho (place: the health care station, Vanhainkodintie 20, 69950 Perho)
  • Halsua (place: the health care station, Kauppisentie 12, 69510 Halsua)

At this point, it is possible to book an appointment only to these vaccination sites. 

Please note when you come for a vaccination:

  • Come to be vaccinated only if you are healthy.
  • 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.

The vaccination is free of charge for everyone and voluntary. COVID-19 vaccines offer effective protection against the COVID-19 disease and especially its severe forms. According to current knowledge, COVID-19 vaccines also work against mutated virus variants (source: THL).

Vaccines

Information on coronavirus vaccines and answers to frequently asked questions can be found on THL’s website: