Monday , January 18 2021

Buddy is calling for residents in the care home, as 300,000 doses are on the way

The health minister was asked to allow the residents of the nursing home to choose a loved one to be included in the Covid-19 vaccination program when he appears in January.

The proposal means that every 30,000 residents of a nursing home in the country would nominate a relative or friend as a “vaccine friend” to ensure that they can still receive visits while waiting for the rest of the population to complete the immunization program.

The Ireland Nursing Home trade group raised the issue with Health Minister Stephen Donnelly last week to ask him to consider the proposals. Tadg Daly, chief executive of a nursing home in Ireland, said they wanted the measure to be introduced in the early stages of the vaccination program to ensure the well-being of residents.

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