The Raheny Community Nursing Unit, part of Beaumont Hospital, commenced vaccinations against Covid-19 with the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine yesterday.
The Raheny nursing home has become one of the first nursing homes in the State to administer vaccines to both residents and staff.
Lillian Carroll, aged 90, received the first dose of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine at 2pm.
The Raheny Community Nursing Unit say they are working to administer vaccines to all residents and staff in the coming days.
This will be a vital step to protect both residents and staff at the Nursing Unit and in the fight against Covid-19.
Sharon Trehy, Director of Nursing, said: “This is a day we have all looked forward to.
“We are delighted to be in a position to offer this vaccine to residents and staff who have endured a very difficult 2020.
“As vaccines are administered to frontline staff and the most vulnerable, we are appealing to the public to do all they can to stay home and stay safe in order to protect the vulnerable and our health system at this time”.
Babitha Abraham Nurse at the Unit noted:“It was great to receive the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine today.
“The rollout of vaccines at the Nursing Unit is a sign of hope for our residents and other staff here at the Raheny Unit.
“I hope that everyone offered the vaccine in the coming months will accept it to protect themselves and others.”