Algoma’s first recipient of the Covid-19 vaccine

The first resident of Algoma received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine today at 1:04 p.m. He is a resident of the Ontario Finnish Rest Home (Mauno Kaihla Koti). He has been a resident of MKK since 2006 and is the chair of the residents council.

This morning SaultOnline reported that the Algoma Public Health had received the first shipment of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for the Algoma District. The doses were allotted for residents of long-term care homes in the district.

This evening SaultOnline is excited to report that the first resident of Algoma has received their vaccination. Larry Grekula, a resident of Mauno Kaihla Koti since 2006 and chair of the residents council, received his first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at 1:04 p.m. today at the Ontario Finnish Rest Home.

“The vaccine means happiness, I am happy to get it and it is a start for the country to get back to normal… it feels good to be a part of making history!”, stated Larry.

Congratulations from the team at SaultOnline Larry!


  1. Jim when it’s news it should be the public’s business! When news is reported it should I be correct! Give credit where credit is due. The APH has jurisdiction over the Algoma area and should be aware when, who and where their residents of Algoma have received the vaccination! It’s best practice and good monitoring practices.

  2. Well this is great news and monumental for the Algoma region!! Finally our health department does something worth mentioning! I thought however that the first resident of the Algoma region to receive the full covid vaccination lives in Algoma and works in the hospital across the river in Soo, Michigan?? Please clarify!

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