Coronavirus COVID-19 information
(Updated on 7.6.2022)
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
If you are basically healthy and you have mild respiratory symptoms and your general sense of health is good, there is usually no need to contact health care services, or to make an appointment for a coronavirus test at health care services. However, you should voluntarily avoid contact with people who do not live with you in the same household for at least five days. More info about coronavirus tests and avoiding contact in areas with a backlog for testing and tracing (THL)
When should you to be tested by health care services?
Sign up for a health care services coronavirus test if you have symptoms suggesting a coronavirus infection, and if
- a health care professional has recommended a test, or if
- you work in customer, or patient services in social and health care, or if
- you work at any job in a 24-hour facility for elderly care or services for the disabled, or if
- you are part of an at-risk group for severe coronavirus disease, or if
- you are pregnant.
Always contact health care services without delay if your condition requires it.
You need a referral and a time slot booked for testing. Don't visit Raisio health station before getting contacted by health care professionals. The test is free of charge.
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.
How to protect yourself and your loved ones from a coronavirus infection:
- Get coronavirus vaccinations. They protect from a severe form of disease
- If you fall ill, stay home until you are healthy
- Remember hygiene: hands, face mask, safe distance and ventilation
Vaccinations will be given in Raisio Health Center Sairaalakatu 5, 21200 Raisio. Vaccinations are available only with appointment.
Information about Raisio COVID-19 vaccinations:
- people aged over 12 (ongoing)
- children aged 5 to 11 (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.
You will be given an appointment for the second dose in connection with the first vaccination. Vaccinations are also available without appointment on pop up vaccination events (only people aged over 12).
THL recommends third vaccine doses:
- For those with severe immune deficiencies, a third dose is recommended when at least 2 months have passed from the second dose.
- For those aged 60 years and over and those in at-risk groups, a third vaccine dose can be administered when 3–4 months have passed from the second vaccination.
- For those under the age of 60, who are not part of an at-risk group, a third vaccine dose can be offered 4–6 months from the second dose.
- For those at-risk 12- to 17-year-olds, a third vaccine dose can be offered at least 6 months after the second dose.
THL recommends fourth vaccine doses for the following groups:
- persons aged 12 or over with a severely weakened immune defence What is meant by a severely weakened immune defence? (THL). A fourth vaccine dose can be administered when 3–4 months have passed from the third vaccination.
- persons aged 80 and above and to all seniors living in care homes. The fourth dose may be administered when a minimum of three months has elapsed from the third. (All persons aged 80 and above and to all seniors living in care homes will be contacted and given an appointment. If you turn 80 later this year, you have to book appointment by yourself when you're 80.)
- elderly in home care or who have a caregiver, as well as to the elderly whose state of health and functional capacity have lowered to a significant extent. Three months after the second dose.
- persons aged 70-79 in at-risk groups. Three months after the second dose. Risk groups for severe coronavirus disease (THL).
Booking vaccination appointments
Children aged 5 to 11 are vaccinated only on specific days. A guardian can book vaccination appointment for children aged 5 to 9 on citizen's online health services (available in English) if strong identification using e.g. banking credentials is possible. In other situation appointment please contact your own health nurse in school or child health centre. In order to vaccinate a child, a guardian or both guardians' consent is recommended either in writing or orally on the location. Coronavirus vaccinations for children and young people (THL)
People aged over 12 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.
All first doses are with mRNA vaccines (Comirnaty or Moderna vaccine). The other dose is given with the same vaccine. Comirnaty (10 micrograms per dose) is the vaccine preparation used for children.
Vaccination point in Raisio Health Center Sairaalakatu 5, 21200 Raisio. Vaccination is voluntary and free of charge.