Information on COVID-19 (Corona virus) 

Situation in Kainuu 

  • Corona epidemic is yet on. The risk of exposition is moderate, but increasing.  


- Not applicable


    1. Get Covid19 vaccines when offered. Vaccines provide effective protection against severe covid19-disease. 
    2. If you get symptoms related to Covid-disease, it is recommended voluntarily to avoid contacts outside your household at least 5 days. You may take a home test for COVID19.

    3. Remember hygiene: Wash hands, use a face mask and keep safety distance with other people and maintain good ventilation in order to minimize infections.

Using a face mask by your own choice. If you're exposed to Covid infection, you may work or go to school if you've no symptoms (using a face mask) 

If you get symptoms related to Covid-disease, take a home tesi (antigene test). Testing in health care is recommended if

  • you have severe symptoms or
  • you are in risk group (elderly persons or certain diseases/conditions) or
  • you are pregnant or
  • you are working in social and health care

COVID testing at Kajaani (Satamakatu 2; ex-health center) Mon - Thu at  8.30 – 15.30, Fri 8.30 - 14.30 (booking only: or by phone 040 165 0020.

Testing in other municipalities at local health centers only on Mon-Fri.

Situation in Finland (Update information provided by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare)

Further detailed information on travelling / crossing Finnish border (Border Guard Finland)

Information COVID19 Certificate. The EU COVID-19 certificate contains three different certificates: A certificate for being vaccinated against COVID-19, a certificate of a negative test result and a certificate of having recovered from COVID-19.


(updated 26.9. 2022)

Booster vaccination for covid in autumn 2022

As of September it is irrelevant how many covid vaccine doses or covid diseases you have had before.

Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare is recommending booster vaccines to be delivered in autumn 2022 for

  • 65+ years of age
  • 18+ years of age in medical risk groups (see risk groups)
  • 12+ years of age suffering from severe immune deprivation 

The booster may be exceptionally offered for other 18+ people if special need applies (individually  assessed, e.g travelling to certain destinations).  


In Kainuu region booster vaccinations are delivered step by step starting in older groups. 

As of 26th of Sept 2022 a booster (so called variant vaccine) is offered at least 3 months after last covid vaccine or covid disease 

  • for people 75 years of age or older
  • for 12+ years of age suffering from severe immune deprivation 

Other groups will be informed in becoming week .  

Vaccinations are mainly offered without an appointment. The possibility of making an appointment will be announced separately.

HY­RYN­SAL­MI Health Centre, no appointment

  • 28.9. at 8-12.00
  • 10.10. at 8-12.00

KA­JAA­NI Kau­ka­met­sä Learning Centre (Kos­ki­ka­tu 4B), no appointment

  • 26.-28.9. at 8.30-15.30
  • 3.-5.10. at 8.30-15.30

KUH­MO Learning Centre (Pii­lo­lan­tie 47), no appointment

  • 27.-28.9. at 9-15.00
  • 5.10. at 9-12.00

PAL­TA­MO, parental clinic, appointment only

  • 30.9. at 12.-15.30
  • 6.10. at 9-15.30

RIS­TI­JÄR­VI, parental clinic, appointment only

  • 27.9 at 12.30-15.30
  • 11.10. at 10-15.30

SOT­KA­MO Health Centre, no appointment

  • 27.-28.9. at 9.00–11.00 ja 12–15.30
  • 4.10. at  9-12.00

SUO­MUS­SAL­MI Health Centre, no appointment

  • 27.9. at 9-15.00
  • 4.10. at 9-15.00

Further information

General Information on COVID Vaccination

How to get a covid vaccination! Presentation translated in several languages (arabian, kurdi, somalian, russian)

Ask for vaccinations! - webinar recorded (translated in  english, russian, estonian, sorani, arabian, somalian)

Vaccinations and corona virus Finnish | Swedish | English Russian| Estonian| French| Somali | Spanish | Turkish| Chinese | Persian | Arabic | Sorani| Albania | Thai | Vietnamese | Slovakian

Materials in different languages



How to - Ba­sic CO­VID-in­for­ma­tion in Kai­nuu

Kainuu Social and Health Care Joint Authority (Kainuun sote) is responsible for all health services in Kainuu Region. If you need ur­gent me­di­cal ca­re, please call our

  • Me­di­cal Help­li­ne tel: 116 117. In an ur­gent or li­fe th­rea­te­ning emer­gen­cy, call the emer­gen­cy num­ber 112 ins­tead.

Get tes­ted in Kai­nuu

Public testing is targeted for staff working in social and health care sector, people in medical risk groups (incl. pregnancy) or with severe or long symptoms 

1. Wear a face mask

2. Call +358 40 165 0020 to book a test ap­point­ment (this number is only for booking COVID test; not a medical help line)

Test re­sult is in­for­med by text mes­sa­ge (SMS) - plea­se check your mo­bi­le num­ber when boo­king the test! Tes­ting is free of char­ge (in ar­ri­val test or acu­te ill­ness). 

3. Go to accommodation and stay!

- After the test go back to your accommodation, nowhere else. Wear a face mask!

- Wait until you get the result


Instructions for tested persons:

NB! Test result is informed by text message (SMS) - please check your mobile number when booking the test!

Testing is free of charge (in arrival test or acute illness) 

- If you need more information and material on COVID-19 please check our material page






Help us to decline the COVID-19 epidemic!