Kerry nursing home residents due to get Covid-19 vaccination this month

The first nursing home residents in Kerry are due to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations on January 13.

he vaccination of hundreds of residents and staff in Kerry’s 23 nursing homes and community hospitals is to begin in two weeks’ time and is due to be complete by the end of February.

The national vaccination plan for nursing and residential homes will commence on January 11 with the programme to begin in Kerry two days later.

Between January 13 and 29, vaccination teams will travel to each of the 23 public and private residential care facilities in Kerry to administer the ‘Day 1’ first dose of the vaccine.

They will return to each facility three weeks later to administer the second ‘Day 21’ dose, with the entire process expected to take around six weeks to complete.

All nursing homes have been asked to register all residents and to prepare to accept delivery of vaccine, which they will have to maintain in cold storage until the arrival of the vaccination team.

In the coming days, all residents and staff will be invited to consent to vaccination in advance of the HSE teams’ arrival in a fortnight.

The dates* when vaccines will be administered at nursing homes in Kerry are as follows:

• Listowel Community Hospital: 13/01/2021

• Aras Mhuire, Listowel: 14/01/2021

• Tralee Community Nursing Unit: 14/01/2021

• Ashborough Lodge, Milltown: 15/01/2021

• St Joseph’s, Kenmare: 15/01/2021

• Cuil Didin/Aparee Living Tralee: 18/01/2021

• St Louis, Tralee: 18/01/2021

• Heatherlea, Killarney: 19/01/2021

• Caherciveen Community Hospital: 19/01/2021

• Tír na nÓg Kenmare: 20/01/2021

• Killarney Community Hospital: 20/01/2021

• Kilcara House, Duagh: 21/01/2021

• Lystoll Lodge, Listowel: 22/01/2021

• Oaklands, Listowel: 25/01/2021

• Our Lady of Fatima, Tralee: 25/01/2021

• Valentia Nursing Home: 25/01/2021

• Our Lady of Lourdes, Kilcummin: 26/01/2021

• Dingle Community Hospital: 26/01/2021

• Killarney Nursing Home: 27/01/2021

• Riverside, Abbeydorney: 28/01/2021

• Kenmare Community Hospital: 28/01/2021

• St Joseph’s Killorgan: 29/01/2021

• Ocean View, Camp: 29/01/2021

* All dates provided by the HSE. The dates are provisional and are subject to change. – News