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HSE Dublin South, Kildare and West Wicklow Community Healthcare began its community Covid-19 vaccinations on Thursday, 7 January 2020 at Curragh Lawns Nursing Home, Co Kildare. Plans were in place to deliver the first dose of the vaccine to all HIQA-registered long-term care facilities for older persons over the following three weeks.
Clinical Nurse Manager Ms Miriam McDonnell was the first nursing home staff member to be vaccinated. Pictured is Ms McDonnell with vaccinator Ms Sheelagh O’Connor.