Covid-19 vaccination to begin at Laois nursing homes from mid January

First people to be offered protection live and work at Portlaoise home where virus claimed lives

Conor Ganly

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The first people living at nursing homes in Laois will be be vaccinated with the Covid-19 jab from January 12.
 
The first residents to benefit live at the Kilminchy Lodge Nursing Home in Portlaoise where a number of people died after contracting Covid-19. Staff will also be vaccinated on January 12.
 
Pfizer BioNTech vaccines arrived in Ireland on Stephen's Day with the first citizens due to be vaccinated on December 30.
 
A total of 10,000 vaccines arrived enough to protect 5,000 people from Covid-19. Vaccines must be administered in two doses 14 days apart.
 
The Irish Independent has reported a schedule of vaccination dates for nursing homes which will be the first facilities to receive vaccines under the Government plan 
 
It's reported that the Laois schedule is as follows:
 
Kilminchy Lodge Nursing Home, Portlaoise 12/01/2021
 
Community Nursing Unit Abbeyleix -  13/01/2021
 
St. Brigid's Hospital, Shaen - 14/01/2021
 
St Vincent's Community Nursing Unit, Mountmellick, 15/01/2021
 
Droimnin Nursing Home, Portlaoise - 19/01/2021
 
Ballard Nursing Home, Stradbally - 21/01/2021
Nearby homes include:
 
Oakdale Nursing Home, Portarlington, Co Offaly -29/01/2021
 
St. Vincent's Hospital, Athy, Co Kildare - 14/01/2021
 
Brookhaven Nursing Home, Ballyragget, Co Kilkenny, 15/01/2021
 
St Fiacc's House, Graiguecullen - 26/01/2021