Tribal Health, hospital roll out vaccines; Administer first doses; more coming


FIRST VACCINES–Baraga County Memorial Hospital staff began receiving the first dose of Pfizer COVID vaccine last week. Above, Diane LaForest of the Dietary Department receives an injection from RN Heather Jahfetson.

by Barry Drue

The long-awaited first round of COVID-19 vaccines hit Baraga County last week. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which must be stored and shipped in super-cold conditions arrived last Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, and health officials were administering doses through the week.  Moderna’s vaccine, which requires only normal freezer temperatures to store and transport, may be arriving this week. It was recently federally approved on an emergency-use basis. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.