Coronavirus vaccinations in Siun sote
Currently, persons getting vaccinated in North Karelia are:
- persons born in 1986 or earlier; and
- persons born in 1987–2005 with predisposing or severely predisposing conditions for severe COVID-19 disease (risk group 1 and risk group 2). These conditions include:
- Risk group 1 includes organ transplantation or stem cell transplantation, cancer that is receiving active treatment, severe immune system disorders, severe chronic kidney disease, severe chronic lung disease, medicated type 2 diabetes and Down syndrome (adults).
- Risk group 2 includes asthma requiring continuous medication, severe heart disease, neurological disease or condition affecting the ability to breathe, autoimmune therapy that impairs immune defence, severe chronic liver disease, type 1 diabetes or adrenal failure, sleep apnoea, psychosis, morbid obesity (BMI over 40).
Booking a time for vaccinations
People born in 1986 or earlier:
- You should make an appointment for your vaccination online at: jono.eaika.fi/siunsote.html
- or by phone on 013 330 2131 on Mondays from 8 am to 9 am.
If you belong to a risk group:
- Please wait until you receive a text message from Siun sote to make an appointment for your vaccination.
To receive a text message, your contact information must be in the Siun sote information system and you must have opted in to receive text messages. You can check your own contact information and SMS permissions at https://medinet.pohjoiskarjala.net/
- or book an appointment by calling 013 330 2131 on Mondays from 8 am to 9 am.
Watch the instruction video for booking an appointment online:
Given the limited availability of vaccines, it is very important that the vaccination times are reserved only by persons currently eligible for vaccination. Siun sote is complying with the guidelines of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare on the priority order for vaccination. More information in English: Vaccination order and at-risk groups for COVID-19 (thl.fi)
Extending vaccinations to the entire population
Vaccinations will be extended to different groups depending on the availability of vaccines. Coronavirus vaccines will be offered to the entire population when sufficient vaccines are available. Children and adolescents under 16 years of age are not yet being vaccinated, as there is not yet enough research data on vaccinating children and adolescents.
Maintaining safety instructions
It should be noted that even after being vaccinated it is still important to maintain safety distances, maintain good hand and coughing hygiene, use a face covering when maintaining a safe distance is not possible, go for a test if any symptoms emerge and comply with any other guidelines relating to combating coronavirus.