25 nursing homes to receive Covid vaccine from Monday

Around 25 nursing homes are to receive the coronavirus vaccine from Monday and there can be a full roll-out the week after, the Chief Executive of Nursing Homes Ireland has mentioned

Speaking on RTÉ's Today with Philip Boucher Hayes, Tadhg Daly mentioned they’re presently making certain all the mandatory paperwork and documentation has been obtained from the HSE throughout nursing homes. 

He mentioned it’s an ongoing course of and mentioned a few of their members haven’t but obtained it. 

"It is complex but what we are following is the HSE national consent policy and that will be followed rigorously to ensure all those receiving the vaccine confirmed they have consented to it," Mr Daly mentioned.

He mentioned given the excessive stage of dialogue across the vaccine they might be hopeful most would see the deserves of taking it. 

He mentioned their hope is that the two-dose vaccine can be accomplished throughout all nursing homes by the top of February.

Meanwhile the Chief Medical (*25*) has mentioned info on the vaccination uptake can be reported to give folks an understanding of the progress being made.

Dr Tony Holohan mentioned that folks will be assured that the programme will function successfully and care has been taken to guarantee it’s being operated to the very best requirements.

Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland, he warned in opposition to considering the vaccination can be a treatment for the present surge saying the main focus should stay on public well being pointers.

The roll-out of vaccines started in Dublin on Tuesday, with a 79-year-old Dublin lady the primary particular person to be administered the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine at St James's Hospital.

Also on Tuesday, Stormont Health Minister Robin Swann mentioned coronavirus vaccinations have now been carried out in 80% of all care homes in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland has began giving the second doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, three weeks after the roll-out first started

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Separately, the pinnacle of Nursing Homes Ireland has mentioned that there are going to be extra restrictions on visits to nursing homes through the full Level 5 restrictions that come into impact from immediately.

Under Level 5 a go to each two weeks on important or compassionate causes can happen and window visits can proceed.

Mr Daly mentioned the actual fact that there’s a excessive stage of group transmission inevitably has an influence on nursing homes.

He mentioned there was an increase in circumstances and in outbreaks in public, personal and voluntary nursing homes across the nation.

He additionally described the transmissibility of the brand new variant as a "huge threat" to nursing homes. 

based mostly on website supplies www.rte.ie

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