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Injection of COVID-19 vaccines to begin in Clare nursing homes in mid-January

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Administration of COVID-19 vaccines are to begin in Clare nursing homes in the beginning of January.

Draft plans developed by the HSE outline that vaccination teams will travel to each of the 583 HIQA older persons residential care facilities across the country, both public and private, to administer two doses over a six-week period.

A target of injecting 35 vaccines per day has been set by the HSE while it is estimated that it will take 12 minutes for each vaccine to be administered. It will take three weeks to administer the first dose, and a further three to deliver the second.

In Clare, the first vaccines will be rolled out on Monday January 18th, Kilrush Nursing Home and the Ennis Rd Care Facility in Meelick will be the last care facilities to receive their first jabs on Friday January 29th.

Ennistymon Community Nursing Unit 18/01/2021
Carrigoran House Nursing Home 18/01/2021
St Joseph’s Community Hospital 19/01/2021
St Senan’s 20/01/2021
Lake’s Nursing Home Killaloe 21/01/2021
Raheen Community Nursing Home 21/01/2021
Regina House Community Nursing Unit 22/01/2021
Cahercalla Community Hospital & Hospice 22/01/2021
Athlunkard House Nursing Home 25/01/2021
Riverdale House Nursing Home 26/01/2021
Sancta Maria Nursing Home Cratloe 27/01/2021
St Dominic Savio Nursing Home 27/01/2021
St Theresa’s Nursing Home 28/01/2021
Ennis Nursing Home / Mowlam Healthcare 28/01/2021
Kilrush Nursing Home 29/01/2021
Ennis Road Care Facility 29/01/2021

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, TheJournal.ie and The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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