Vaccine appointments fill fast

DRIVE-THROUGH–Tom and Ruthy Brown of L’Anse at the drive up COVID vaccine clinic at Baraga County Memorial Hospital. When time and staffing permit, BCMH has been fitting in appointments on a drive-up basis.

by Barry Drue

Interest in COVID-19 vaccines is undeniably high in the area. Baraga County Memorial Hospital opened its vaccine hotline number last Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, and quickly received 820 requests to schedule vaccine appointments. CEO Margie Hale said by Friday the appointment list had swelled to over 1,100. Last week and weekend a break in the schedule enabled nursing staff to offer vacinations on a drive-through basis. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.