In response to a question from Midwest News yesterday on whether any relatives of staff at Mayo University Hospital received Covid19 vaccinations, Saolta, the group responsible for hospitals in this region, states it is not aware of and has no record of any vaccinations administered to hospital staff other than to the priority list.
It goes on to say, the COVID-19 vaccination programme for hospital staff commenced in Mayo University Hospital on Wednesday 06 January. In the first instance the vaccine was offered to hospital staff directly providing care to confirmed and suspect COVID-19 cases including ICU, the Emergency Department, the Covid Assessment Unit and the Covid wards. This includes support staff, porters and health and social care professionals along with clerical staff working in these areas also. Last week the vaccination programme was extended to include staff from the Community Healthcare West; the prioritisation of these staff was decided by Community Healthcare West.
By the end of last week the hospital had administered over 860 vaccines. Vaccine clinics will continue to be scheduled according to the availability of the vaccine and all staff in the hospital will be offered the vaccine.