Deputy Charlie McConalogue says he is working closely with his colleagues Minister Donnelly and Minister Butler to achieve a positive resolution to the vaccination roll-out programme currently not applying to St Columbcille’s Village, Clonmany and similar centres nationally.
As a result, unregistered elderly residential care service providers are to be included for a priority vaccination as soon as possible.
These providers include St Columbcille’s in Clonmany.
Minister McConalogue confirmed that he has received confirmation that St Columbcille’s Village will be included on next week’s vaccination programme.
He noted that the second dose will be administered to residents two weeks later.
The Minister said “I thank the team and families of residents at St Columbcille’s for working constructively with the government and the HSE to achieve a positive outcome.
“St Columbcille’s Village is a vitally important resource for the local community of Clonmany and for Inishowen and it is important that residents are protected from COVID-19 as much as possible. I commend the Village’s staff for their continued tremendous work in keeping residents safe”.
He added “The vaccination roll-out remains the Government’s key priority in ongoing efforts to it suppress the virus.”