It was a day in local history for the Algoma Public Health agency which has delivered its first vaccines.
Medical officer of health, Dr. Jennifer Loo says the agency received the first shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for the Algoma District this week and is allotting those doses to residents at long-term care homes.
Larry Grekula, a resident of the Ontario Finnish Rest Home in Sault Ste. Marie, had the honour of the first dose yesterday afternoon shortly after 1:00 pm says, Dr. Loo.
She adds the arrival of the vaccine is great news for the district and helps build another strong layer of protection around long-term care residents.
Dr. Loo says as further vaccine arrives the agency will work with all long-term care facilities in the district to provide first doses to over 1,000 residents over the next two weeks with the second dose to be administered 28 days later.
After the much-anticipated arrival of the vaccine in Greater Sudbury, Public Health Sudbury & Districts has announced that COVID-19 vaccines were provided to residents at Pioneer Manor, Extendicare York, and Extendicare Falconbridge yesterday. The residents of the three long-term care homes were offered the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination.