Coronavirus COVID-19 information
(Updated on 1.9.2021)
The new coronavirus causes a sudden respiratory infection. Symptoms may vary from almost none to a serious disease, and they may also change as the disease progresses.
Clinical picture has included
- loss of smell or taste
- head cold, blocked nose
- shortness of breath
- loss of energy, fatigue
- muscle aches
- sore throat, irritated throat
- nausea, vomiting
Based on symptoms alone, you cannot determine whether the cause of your respiratory tract infection is due to coronavirus or another virus or bacterium.
If you have symptoms matching respiratory tract infection or you suspect coronavirus infection, it is important to get tested for coronavirus. The test is free of charge.
You need a referral and a time slot booked for testing. Don't visit Raisio health station before getting contacted by health care professionals.
Complete a symptom assessment for coronavirus online using the Omaolo service (available in English). You will receive instructions through the service based on your symptoms. You can forward your symptom assessment to health care professional and after that you will be contacted by them. If needed, you get an appointment for coronavirus testing.
You can complete the symptom assessment at any time as long as strong identification using e.g. banking credentials is possible for you.
If strong identification using e.g. banking credentials isn’t possible for you, contact Raisio health station by phone: +358 2 434 3183 (on weekdays from 8 am to 3:30 pm). Instructions during the call are provided in Finnish. To leave a call request, press number 4 after instructions.
The health care professionals will interview you, evaluate the situation and give further instructions over the phone. Please note that the line is often busy.
While waiting results, stay at home and avoid close contact with other people. If the test result is positive, the infectious disease authority in your home municipality will contact you and give you quarantine instructions.
Six essentials on how to protect yourself and your loved ones from a coronavirus infection:
- If you get symptoms, go get tested for coronavirus and otherwise stay at home.
- Keep a distance of more than 2 metres to other people.
- Maintain good hand hygiene and follow the coughing etiquette.
- Wear a mask when you are in places where there are other people.
- Download the Koronavilkku app.
- Get the vaccine when it's your turn.
Information about Raisio COVID-19 vaccinations:
- people aged over 16 (ongoing)
- 12–15-year-olds (ongoing)
The coronavirus infection provides protection for about 6 months. It is recommended that the COVID-19 vaccine be administered about 6 months after the infection is diagnosed.
Pop-up vaccination events
Vaccinations are available without appointment on Raisio health station on weekdays from 9 am to 3:30 pm. Pop-up vaccination events are intended for those in need of their first vaccination.
Vaccinations will also be given at schools.
When you come to a pop-up:
- Only come for your vaccination if you are well.
- Bring your Kela card with you.
- Keep safety distances and maintain good hand hygiene.
- Wear a face mask both upon arrival and inside.
- Wear a shirt that you can easily take off.
- Be prepared to stay at the vaccination site for approximately 15-30 minutes after vaccination.
Booking vaccination appointments
You can book vaccination appointment on citizen's online health services (available in English) if strong identification using e.g. banking credentials is possible for you.
If strong identification using e.g. banking credentials isn’t possible for you, please contact Raisio health station: +358 2 434 3183 (on weekdays from 8 am to 3:30 pm). Instructions during the call are provided in Finnish. To leave a call request, press number 5 after instructions.
New vaccination appointment slots will be opened every Thursday at 8 am.
All first doses are with mRNA vaccines (Comirnaty or Moderna vaccine). The other dose is given with the same vaccine.
Vaccination point in Raisio is Raisio health station. Vaccination is voluntary and free of charge.