Sault Tribe Vaccination Clinic Sees Low Turnout in St. Ignace

The Sault Tribe held a vaccination clinic at Kewadin Shores Casino in St. Ignace earlier today where anyone was welcome to come, but the turnout wasn’t what they expected.

While they were prepared to administer 1,200 vaccines, but as of 3 p.m. they had only given out about 150. They had taken 200 out of storage which means if they aren’t used they’ll go to waste.

The clinic ran until 4 p.m. and Emergency Management Coordinator for Mackinac County, Mike Kasper said they would do everything they can to get shots in arms, including announcing in the Casino itself. “I think its good and bad I think its great were reaching a point were a lot of people are vaccinated but I wish more people would come in and get there vaccination,” he said.

The tribe plans to hold a scheduled clinic in the same location on Saturday, but they are considering allowing walk-ins as well.