A review has been confirmed to ensure residents in the St. Columbcille Village in Clonmany will get vaccinated against Covid-19.
The centre was not included in the initial round of Covid-19 vaccinations due to its management structure. It is now hoped that vaccinations will be provided from next week.
In recent weeks, families of residents at the facility were left anxiously waiting for confirmation that their loved ones will get the jab. The first Covid-19 vaccinations in Ireland prioritised over 65’s in nurse led 24 hour care units, which did not include St. Columbcille Village.
The HSE has today confirmed that the National Task Force on Covid-19 Vaccinations has now reviewed this and unregistered congregated settings for older persons over 65 years such as Columbcille Village unit in Clonmany will now be included in the priority Centres for vaccination.
A HSE spokesperson said: “Now that there is a safe and effective vaccine available, we are acutely aware that all those in vulnerable groups are very keen to get vaccinated as quickly as possible. Currently the key constraint is the limited supply of vaccine available so it is not possible to reach everyone as quickly as we would like. “
Given that limitation the Government published a national list of Provisional Vaccine Allocation Groups on December 8th.
This list is available at the following link. https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/39038-provisional-vaccine-allocation-groups/.
“The HSE must adhere to this Government policy in rolling out the vaccination programme. The HSE is doing everything that it can to reach everyone as quickly as possible,” the spokesperson said.