Confirmed – St Columbcille’s Village residents to be vaccinated next week

It's been confirmed that the residents of St Columbcille's Village in Clonmany will receive their Covid-19 vaccine next week.

Minister Charlie McConalogue received confirmation this afternoon that the first dose of the vaccine will be administered at the centre next week and the second dose two weeks later.

It comes following a campaign to ensure the residents at the facility would be vaccinated after they were omitted from the first tranche of vaccines issued to nursing homes on the grounds, the centre was not nurse-led.

Minister McConalogue says all centres similar to St Columbcille's Village across the country that were not part of the first vaccine rollout will now also be included in a new priority vaccination group: