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All nursing home residents & staff should get first vaccine dose by end of month – Donnelly

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said all nursing home residents and staff should have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine by the end of the month.

Donnelly said the country is due to receive 40,000 vaccines a week from Pfizer in January and February.

The Minister said on Twitter on Saturday that the first vaccines administered this week marked “a hugely important milestone”.

“We started with healthcare workers in our hospitals and are now moving into nursing homes,” he said.

“By the end of January, we plan to have vaccinated residents and all those working in our 580 nursing homes with the first dose,” he continued.


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