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Healthcare staff across Sligo are being vaccinated at the newly established Vaccination Centre in the Knocknarea Arena at IT Sligo from this week. The majority of frontline workers in hospitals have received their first and second dose but thousands of workers not in hospitals are to receive their doses. Minister…

The timetable for vaccinating 700,000 people by March is in doubt. There is likely to be an under delivery of doses from AstraZeneca, however, Sligo/Leitrim TD and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Frank Feighan, says other vaccines will hopefully be approved in the coming weeks. The EU…

The manager of Sligo University Hospital says staff are being given the Covid vaccine as quickly as the vaccine arrives. Grainne McCann adds that as well as hospital staff, those working in the community services area are also being vaccinated. The first vaccines arrived to the hospital last week, with…

About 550 staff at Sligo University Hospital will receive the Covid-19 vaccine in the coming days. The first supply of the Pfizer vaccine arrived in Sligo yesterday. Staff midwife Mary Meade was the first person to get the jab in Sligo yesterday afternoon. Gráinne McCann is Hospital Manager at Sligo…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD says extra resources are needed to help roll out the Covid-19 vaccine. There has been criticism over the low level of vaccinations that have taken place in the country since the Pfizer vaccine was approved. Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said yesterday the vaccination target has increased from…

A guidance document has been released to nursing homes with draft plans on when HSE teams will administer a Covid-19 vaccine. Under the proposals, HSE vaccination teams will travel to each of the 583 HIQA residential care facilities, both public and private, to administer two doses over a six-week period.…

The rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine will be a major logistical operation. That’s according to a Sligo Leitrim TD who has also urged people to avail of information from trusted outlets before making any final decision on whether they should avail of the vaccine or not. Doses of the Pfizer…