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In Jyväskylä, Hankasalmi and Uurainen, people in risk groups are booking their 5th coronavirus vaccination over the phone

In Jyväskylä, Hankasalmi and Uurainen, severely immunocompromised people aged 12 and over can book an appointment for a fifth coronavirus vaccination by calling their health care clinic. Eligibility to make such a reservation is checked during the phone call.

THL strongly recommends that immunocompromised people over the age of 12 have a fifth of coronavirus vaccination.

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Hoitaja pistää rokotusta asiakkaan käsivarteen. Image Jaana Pinson

Support and information on the Ukraine webpage

Jyväskylä and Central Finland currently hosts over 1000 refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine. The Ukraine page contains information on what support and services are available in Jyväskylä for people fleeing the war in Ukraine and how you can help Ukrainians.

Ukrainan lippu ja sydän. Image Terhi Pekkarinen

A COVID-19 boosters for children to be given in March at the Killeri vaccination station

Jyväskylä is returning to normal after the exceptional arrangements caused by the covid-19 pandemic and this will affect, among other things, where children will receive their booster dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine. From March, Covid-19 booster doses for children will be administered at the Killeri vaccination centre.

If your child aged 5-11 has received a Covid-19 vaccination and an appointment for a booster at the Kuokkala Health Centre, you will receive a call

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A third corona vaccine for persons aged over 18 with a four-month dose interval

A third corona vaccine for persons aged over 18 who are not part of an at-risk group available now in Jyväskylä, Hankasalmi and Uurainen with a four-month dose interval.

Coronavirus vaccinations in Jyväskylä, Hankasalmi and Uurainen have reached the stage where a four-month dose interval for those over the age of 18

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Koronarokotus nuorelle miehelle käsivarteen. Image Hanna-Kaisa Hämäläinen

End of corona contact tracing - staff move to vaccination and care work

In Jyväskylä, Hankasalmi and Uurainen, the tracing of coronavirus chains has been stopped. As the coronavirus situation is congesting services, it is more important to have enough nurses for vaccination, nursing and to ensure the well-being of those who test positive.

Patients with a positive result are contacted by telephone and, if necessary, also via an electronic service channel, so that a certificate can be

Liiduilla asfalttiin piirretty koronavirus. Image Jaana Pinson

City of Jyväskylä reacts to restrictions on the use of the COVID-19 passport

The Government issued a decree on 28 December 2021 prescribing that the COVID-19 passport cannot be used as an alternative to regional restrictions on certain public events and customer premises. The temporary decree is in force from 30 December 2021 to 20 January 2022.

The Regional State Administrative Agency for Western and Inland Finland has issued the restriction on public events and general meetings in Central

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Henkilö pitää kädessään puhelinta, josta näkyy koronapassi. Image Jaana Pinson

The Covid-19 situation calming down in Jyväskylä - Sports restrictions for under 18 years old will be released and libraries and museums will be opened to the public from 15 February 2021

During this week a total of 47 coronavirus infections have been confirmed in Jyväskylä. Jyväskylä's incidence rate has also decreased. The need for hospital care has not increased significantly either. Approximately 80% of the origin of infections can be traced. Consequently, Jyväskylä has returned to the accelerating phase of the coronavirus.

The Emergency Management Team stated in its meeting today (12 February) that since the infection situation has calmed down, sports activities for u

Hoitaja laittaa koronanäytettä putkiloon. Image Jaana Pinson

City of Jyväskylä coronavirus recommendations extended until 17 January 2021

On 17 December The Regional State Administrative Agency for Western and Inland Finland issued an order that the number of participants in public events should be limited to 10 people as of 22 December. The order is valid until 17 January 2021. The order has an impact on the City of Jyväskylä's operations.

The performances of the Jyväskylä City Theatre and Jyväskylä Sinfonia are cancelled until 17 January 2021.

Kaksi naista maskit kasvoillaan ostoskeskuksessa. Image Sami Lamminaho

The corona infection numbers in the City of Jyväskylä are still declining – yet 6 infections in the long-term care ward in Keljo

During the week 44 27 infections were discovered, whereas during the week 43 55 infections were diagnosed and in the week 42 there were as many as 108 infections. Even though the infection numbers were declining, the emergency management team of the City of Jyväskylä were concerned about the fact that altogether 6 infections were discovered at the weekend in the long-term care ward in Keljo.

The City highlights that you only should visit the housing units of the aged people and services for disabled persons when you are completely healt

Käsidesiä ja kasvomaskeja. Image Outi Kaakkuri

Omaolo-service includes a corona symptom assessment also in English

Omaolo-service includes a corona symptom assessment not only in Finnish and Swedish but also in English. The Koronavilkku-application will get an updated English version probably during the week 41.

By using the Omaolo symptom assessment the user receives the recommendation for how to deal with the situation guiding to the medical treatment.

Koronanäytteenottoa keskussairaalan Showroomin autokaistalla. Image Outi Kaakkuri

Jyväskylä gives an extensive mask recommendation to its residents over the age of 15 for two weeks - masks must always be worn in all indoor public places as well as at public events.

The city also appeals to student organisations to further postpone student events. Jyväskylä recommends extensive use of face masks to all its residents over the age of 15 during the next two weeks. The reason is the growing number of Covid-19 infections in Jyväskylä and the estimate that an acceleration phase of the disease is underway in Jyväskylä.

During this week, there have already been 37 positive test results in the Jyväskylä health services (the situation on 24 September). The incidence

Naisella ja miehellä kasvomaskit linja-autossa. Image Hanna-Kaisa Hämäläinen

The City of Jyväskylä continues to tackle coronavirus testing backlog and recommends that people wear face masks on public transport and at mass gatherings

The government and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) have recently issued new recommendations on face mask use. Under the new rules, face masks are to be worn on public transport and while attending a coronavirus testing facility. THL has ruled that face masks are not suitable for children, and the guidance on face coverings applies to people aged 15 and over. The City of Jyväskylä additionally recommends that people wear face masks while attending large gatherings involving people who have travelled there from a number of different areas and if social distancing cannot be observed.

City of Jyväskylä continues to tackle coronavirus testing backlog

Jyväskylä’s coronavirus testing service has been overwhelmed with demand,

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Lapsi saippuoi käsiään. A child is washing hands. Image Pirjo Ala-Hynnilä

Meeting with relatives is possible in the City of Jyväskylä housing services for the elderly and the mentally handicapped, taking into account the protection measures

The meetings are carried out under strict guidelines, and taking into account various safety measures to ensure the safety of the residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The experiment started at the Jyväskylä housing units for the elderly and the mentally handicapped on organising meetings with family members outdo

Hana suljetaan kertakäyttöpaperilla käsien pesun jälkeen. Image Pirjo Ala-Hynnilä

Backlog in coronavirus testing in Jyväskylä – if you have mild symptoms of cold you can stay at home, you do not need to be tested

The number of coronavirus tests in Jyväskylä, Hankasalmi and Uurainen has increased since the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare urged municipalities to expand coronavirus testing. Jyväskylä now has a backlog of people with mild symptoms of cold or with no symptoms at all waiting to be tested for the coronavirus.

Only people who have symptoms that suggest they may have caught the coronavirus (fever, shortness of breath, loss of taste and smell, diarrhoea, an

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Jyväskylä will send information on the coronavirus to those who have recently moved to the city

Jyväskylä has been providing information on the coronavirus, on how to protect oneself from the virus, on what to do if one is quarantined or suspects he or she has caught the virus in various languages. The City will now make a special effort to approach those who have moved to the city recently and tell them about the virus.

Those who have recently moved to Jyväskylä will receive a text message and a letter from the City, both written in their own languages. 

Henkilön kädessä puhelin, jonka näytöllä Oma Terveysasema -numero. Image Pirjo Ala-Hynnilä

The City of Jyväskylä will call all its over 70 residents to make sure they are coping during the corona quarantine

The City of Jyväskylä will start calling all its over 70 residents who are not using any of the services of the City. The purpose is to make sure that the elderly are coping during the corona quarantine.

The task is huge since there are nearly 18,000 over-70-year-olds in Jyväskylä and only a good 2,000 of them are using the City’s services.

Palveluohjaajat neuvovat ikäihmisten asioissa puhelimessa ja kotikäynneillä. Image Milja Linna

Services for over-70-year-olds during the quarantine

The City of Jyväskylä provides extra services for quarantined over-70-year-olds. As of Monday, 23 March, the telephone service hours for the elderly are extended to 18.00.

Over-70-year-olds are to remain in quarantine-like conditions 

Over-70-year-olds should remain at home in quarantine-like condit

Älypuhelin kädessä. Image Jiri Halttunen

City of Jyväskylä establishes infection reception at each health centre

Patients with mild symptoms who don't need hospital care will not be tested for coronavirus.

On Friday 13 March, the Central Finland Hospital District announced that the demand for coronavirus sampling exceeds iCentral finland Hospital Dist