The Star article published April 7, 2021
By Jamie Mountain, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
TEMAGAMI – Temagami’s seniors aged 70 and up and priority healthcare workers were some of the latest to receive their first Moderna COVID-19 immunizations.
The Temagami Family Health Team, in conjunction with the Timiskaming Health Unit, hosted a one-day vaccine clinic on March 31 at the Temagami arena.
“The word is it went well,” said Temagami Emergency Control Group member and councillor Barret Leudke.
“The municipality has taken direction from the (Timiskaming) Health Unit. So they’ve asked us to provide a venue and that’s what we did,” he noted in a telephone interview.
Municipalities, he noted, have been “hosting the clinics in arenas, so that worked out well that we had that type of facility. It went relatively smooth from a tactical standpoint.”
Leudke noted that the arena had the space, the floor plan from the health unit “on how to lay everything out,” and Temagami did its best to make certain that everything was in place to host the clinic.