Roughly 238,000 people still need to receive a second coronavirus vaccine in order to increase vaccination coverage in Finland to 80 percent. Mia Kontio, says a leading expert from the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) on Thursday.
Nearly three-quarters (74%) of people over the age of 12 in the country are currently fully vaccinated against the virus.
Kontio pointed out at a press conference that the pace of vaccinations has slowed due to reluctance. “Unfortunately, we’ve seen the desire to get vaccinated wane,” he was According to Helsingin Sanomat.
There are currently about 756,000 completely unvaccinated and 510,000 partially vaccinated people living in Finland.
The central government is committed to reopening society widely when vaccination coverage reaches 80 percent or everyone over the age of 12 has had access to both vaccines. The latter goal should be achieved at the turn of October and November, according to THL.
“But it depends on how easily people get the vaccine, whether the 80 percent target will be reached by the end of October,” Kontio said.
The use of vaccinations varies considerably from region to region. In Åland, 83% of the population is fully vaccinated.
Experts stressed the importance of taking the vaccine on Thursday. Mika SalminenTHL’s health security manager said that every Finn will eventually come into contact with the virus because it will not disappear from the face of the earth.
“If you haven’t received the vaccine and you’re an adult, you get the disease. So take the vaccine for yourself, if nothing else,” he asked.
Aleksi Teivainen – HT