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It is about three months since many nursing home residents received their third booster doses. Photograph: iStock

The nursing home sector has called on the Government to stay “ahead of” international guidance on fourth Covid-19 vaccine doses for older people as it(...)

Queues at Citywest in Dublin  for PCR testing for Covid-19. Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan said on Friday  while most children aged 5 to 11  will experience a very mild form of Covid-19, a small few may become severely ill. Photograph: Laura Hutton

All children aged 5 to 11 years will be offered a primary dose of Covid-19 vaccine from today. In a joint statement on Friday, Minister for Health St(...)

The Psychiatric Nurses Association says  the latest Covid surge has resulted in the closure or curtailment of some services. Photograph: iStock

Up to 600 mental health nurses are absent from duty due to the impact of Covid-19, which is creating “unprecedented pressures” on remaining staff to (...)

  Stella Lonergan (83) from Portmarnock gets a Christmas visit from her son Rory and a window visit from her grandchildren Tess (4) and Ben (8) and daughter-in-law Laura Saunders at the Talbot Lodge nursing home in   Malahide. Photograph: Alan Betson

Visitors to nursing homes should only be considered fully vaccinated if they have had a booster dose, if eligible, according to new guidance issued by(...)

Nursing Homes Ireland   said   the report refutes the long-standing HSE contention that its nursing homes provide care to residents with higher dependence care needs

An independent report commissioned by the Department of Health shows “the extent of discrimination” against private nursing homes in State funding of (...)

Nursing homes: “If we are going to be living with Covid, we need a better plan than locking up nursing homes,” says Sarah Lennon of Sage Advocacy. Photograph: Regis Duvignau

An advocacy group for older people in nursing homes is calling on care facilities to “hold the line” and keep visits to residents open as much as poss(...)

Nursing homes have borne the brunt of the  pandemic, accounting for 62%   of the 3,509 deaths linked to outbreaks of the disease. Photograph: Rodrigo Buendia/AFP via Getty

There has been a sharp reduction in the number of Covid-19 outbreaks and linked cases in nursing homes, pointing to a potential benefit from the rollo(...)

Healthcare workers along with those in residential care homes were the first two groups to receive Covid-19 vaccines from the start of this year. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

Covid-19 vaccine booster shots are to be given to healthcare workers from next weekend, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has announced. Mr Donnel(...)

People aged 65 and over in nursing homes have been receiving booster shots since the start of the month and the HSE plans to vaccinate all 30,000 people in this group within the next week. Photograph: iStock

Providing booster vaccinations for nursing home staff is “beyond critical” and must be planned as soon as possible, the representative group for the p(...)

There were more than 400 confirmed cases of Covid-19 across 90 outbreaks in schools last week

There were more than 400 confirmed cases of Covid-19 across 90 outbreaks in schools last week with most in primary schools, new figures show. Latest(...)

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