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COVID-19 Community Vaccine Hub Launching for Long-Term Care Workers and Essential Caregivers

COVID-19 Community Vaccine Hub Launching for Long-Term Care Workers and Essential Caregivers

launch on March 5, 2021 at the GFL Memorial Gardens

SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO  ~~~~~~ February 27, 2021  (LSN)  With the arrival of COVID-19 vaccinations on the horizon, local health partners are preparing for roll out at the community level beginning with long-term care workers and essential caregivers next week. 

Building off of successful collaboration at several joint flu vaccination clinics held in the Fall of 2020 with over 10 partners, the Algoma Ontario Health Team (AOHT) is thrilled to announce that a similar approach will be taken to provide a large-scale accessible clinic to receive the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine in the coming weeks. The COVID-19 Community Vaccine Hub will officially launch on March 5, 2021 at the GFL Memorial Gardens, which has been generously donated by the City of Sault Ste. Marie.

“Our highest priority at this time is facilitating vaccination for the residents of our community,” says Sault Ste. Marie Mayor Christian Provenzano. “We’re pleased to provide a large and accessible venue to enable the safe and efficient distribution of the vaccine.”

With oversight from Algoma Public Health, the Hub will provide a central location for people to get vaccinated. This initiative is being hosted in partnership with local providers trained in administering vaccines, such as physicians, nurses, midwives, paramedics, and other health professionals. Between March 5-7, COVID-19 vaccinations will be administered to long-term care workers and essential caregivers at the Hub. Individuals who are identified as essential caregivers will be contacted individually to book appointments. As additional vaccine supply becomes available, the Hub will expand to provide vaccinations to priority populations, including adults 80 years of age and over, priority healthcare workers, Indigenous adults, and other provincial priority groups, before rolling out to the general population of Sault Ste. Marie in accordance with Ontario Ministry of Health guidelines. Hub partners are also planning mobile health units to reach additional locations and leverage existing infrastructure in the community - ensuring that nobody gets left behind

“We’ve been hard at work planning and preparing for the equitable and efficient distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine,” says Dr. Jodie Stewart, CEO of the Algoma District Medical Group and family physician at the Group Health Centre. “The COVID-19 Community Vaccine Hub will be a reliable and effective way to reach a significant group of our residents as one large team sharing resources, capacity, expertise, and support.”

“The AOHT's mass immunization clinic model is an excellent example of community health partners pooling local resources to immunize residents in a safe and efficient way,” says Dr. Jennifer Loo, Medical Officer of Health and CEO of Algoma Public Health.

Timing of vaccine rollout continues to depend on supply and priority recipient groups are determined by the province of Ontario. Individuals are asked to talk to their primary healthcare providers or seek out information from Algoma Public Health’s COVID-19 vaccine webpage if they have any questions about vaccination. Appointment booking is not available at this time - additional information will be provided as soon as it becomes available

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The AOHT would like to thank all of the partners who are helping bring the COVID-19 Community Vaccine Hub to life:
● Algoma District Medical Group
● Algoma Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic
● Algoma Public Health
● Algoma Residential Community Hospice (ARCH)
● City of Sault Ste. Marie
● Group Health Centre
● Midwives of Algoma
● Northern Ontario School of Medicine
● Sault Area Hospital
● Sault Ste. Marie Paramedic Services
● Superior Family Health Team

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Chippewa County Health Department vaccinating crew members on the Great Lakes’ area ships

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CHIPPEWA COUNTY, MICHIGAN  ~~~~~~  April 9, 2021  (LSN)  This past week Chippewa County Health Department (CCHD) was approached by the Lake Carriers’ Association and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to collaborate on vaccinating crew members on the Great Lakes’ area ships. Since that proposal which was presented on Monday, CCHD staff will have vaccinated approximately 50 crew members on five ships with additional crew members to be vaccinated next week. The crews are receiving Johnson & Johnson vaccine and second dose Moderna vaccine.

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War Memorial Hospital Installs Stop the Bleed Kits

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SAULT STE MARIE, MICHIGAN  ~~~~~~   April 7, 2021  (LSN)  The War Memorial has installed bleeding control kits throughout the hospital and at offsite clinic locations. Each kit contains resources to stop or control bleeding such as tourniquets, trauma bandages, gauze, shears, an emergency blanket, and personal protective equipment.

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CHIPPEWA COUNTY, MICHIGAN   ~~~~~~  April 6, 2021 (LSN)   The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) notified Chippewa County Health Department (CCHD) that the MDHHS Bureau of Laboratories identified the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 in two Chippewa County residents.

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2021 Spring Turkey Season Opener April 21

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NORTHERN, WISCONSIN  ~~~~~  April 6, 2021  (LSN)  The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding Wisconsinites to get ready for the upcoming 2021 spring turkey hunt happening April 21 - June 1.

The 2021 spring turkey hunt includes six, seven-day periods running Wednesday through the following Tuesday. Each of the DNR’s seven turkey management zones will be open for hunting.

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Governor Signs Emergency Order Elevated Fire Risk Across Wisconsin

Wisconsin DNR fire crews fighting a wildfire in Menomonee Falls Friday

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MADISON, WISCONSIN ~~~~~~  April 5, 2021  (LSN)  Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order #110 declaring a State of Emergency in response to elevated wildfire conditions throughout Wisconsin.

Today, all of Wisconsin is at very high fire danger. The combination of dry vegetation, unseasonably warm temperatures, low relative humidity and increasing south or southeast winds will lead to continued elevated fire weather conditions. 

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10-digit dialing will soon be required for all calls in Michigan’s 616, 810, 906 and 989 area codes

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NORTHERN, MICHIGAN ~~~~~~  April 1, 2021  (LSN)  Telephone users in four Michigan area codes will soon be required to include an area code in every phone call — known as 10-digit dialing — as part of the rollout of a new way to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. 

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DNR Launches Lake Protection Network

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MADISON, WISCONSIN ~~~~~~  March 31, 2021  (LSN)   The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the department recently awarded over $509,000 in funding for the new Lake Monitoring & Protection Network (LMPN) subprogram. This statewide network of natural resources professionals will help local communities prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) and protect their local waters' health.

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Nearly 40,000 Acres Of Private Land Will Open To Turkey Hunters

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MADISON, WISCONSIN  ~~~~~~~      March 31, 2021  (LSN)   The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced that nearly 38,000 acres of private land will be open for public access to hunters this turkey season thanks to a partnership between the department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS).

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CN and Watco Reach Agreement on Sale of Rail Lines

Northern Ontario, Wisconsin, and Michigan

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SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO   ~~~~~~~~  March 30, 2021  (LSN)  GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) and Watco are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement for the sale of non-core lines and assets on the Soo subdivision (approximately 250 miles of track) that runs from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to Oba, Ontario and approximately 650 miles of branch lines of Wisconsin Central Ltd. in Wisconsin and Michigan. This marks the successful conclusion of the sale process that CN announced and launched in July of 2020.

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War Memorial Hospital Supports Great Lakes Recovery Centers

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SAULT STE MARIE, MICHIGAN   ~~~~~~   March 30, 2021  (LSN)  War Memorial Hospital has committed to supporting Great Lakes Recovery Center (GLRC) with a $25,000 donation. The funds are in support of GLRC’s expanded recovery services and relocation of the Men’s New Hope House in Sault Ste. Marie.

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