A 77 year old man has become the first person in residential services for older people in Donegal to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
Nicky Hanlon from Ramelton received the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine today.
Meanwhile, Judie Cabanero CNMI was the first 'staff' member to be vaccinated at Ramelton Nursing Unit.
Philomena Gallagher, Director of Nursing, St Joseph's, Ramelton says it is a significant day for the centre:
Meanwhile, Frank Morrison, Head of Older Persons Services CHO 1 says it is their aim for all residential home residents in Donegal to have received their first vaccine by January 24th:
Nicky Hanlon 77yr old resident & Judie Cabanero, CNM1 are first resident & HCW to receive the Covid vaccine in HSE CHO 1 Older Persons services Donegal. Vaccinated at Ramelton Community Nursing Unit, Donegal @HSELive #CovidVaccine pic.twitter.com/DyPQ3f6Qfw
— HSE Community Healthcare Organisation (CHO) Area 1 (@HSECommHealth1) January 13, 2021