First vaccines to be given in nursing homes this week

An initial shipment of 9,750 vaccines arrived into the country on Saturday while a further 40,000 vaccines are to arrive weekly throughout January and February

27th December, 2020
First vaccines to be given in nursing homes this week
Stephen Donnellyl, the Minister for Health, pictured collecting the first 9,750 vaccines that arrived in Ireland yesterday morning. Picture: RollingNews.ie

The first vaccinations against Covid-19 will happen this week ahead of a nationwide immunisation programme beginning on January 11.

Nursing Homes Ireland has been informed that vaccinations for their residents, who are the highest priority group in the government’s vaccinations strategy, will begin fully in a fortnight‘s time, with just a small number of people vaccinated at the end of this week.

According to a draft schedule seen by the Business Post,...

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