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Nine die in Covid outbreak at nursing home, a week after first jab was administered there

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Nine residents of a Meath nursing home have died from Covid-19 after an outbreak of the virus only a week after first jabs of the vaccines were administered.

The HSE in a statement said ‘all eligible residents and staff had already had the first jab.

It also pointed out that there is still a chance of getting Covid-19 even if you have the vaccine.

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It is not clear whether any of the affected residents had received their second dose of the vaccine.

The outbreak occurred in the HSE-run St Joseph’s Community Nursing Home Unit in Trim on January 20, where 25 residents tested positive. Nine have since died.

A statement from the HSE said: ” The first Covid-19 vaccine clinic was held in St Joseph’s Community Nursing Home Unit Trim, on January 12 and 13 last.Asian nurse taking care of mature male patient sitting on wheelchair in hospital. Young woman and old man wearing surgical face mask for protection of covid 19 pandemic. Girl smile to elderly man.© Getty Asian nurse taking care of mature male patient sitting on wheelchair in hospital. Young woman and old man wearing surgical face mask for protection of covid 19 pandemic. Girl smile to elderly man.

“All eligible residents and staff received the first dose.

The second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine was delivered on February 2 to the staff and residents who were eligible to receive it.

“An Outbreak of Covid-19 was declared at the Community Nursing Unit on January 20.Cropped hand wearing a nitrile glove holding a Covid-19 vaccine vial and a syringe© Getty Cropped hand wearing a nitrile glove holding a Covid-19 vaccine vial and a syringe

“25 residents tested Positive for Covid-19 and nine residents sadly passed away during the course of the outbreak.

“In respect of the vaccine. After having both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, most people will have immunity. This means they will be protected against Covid-19. It takes seven days after getting the second dose for it to work. There is a chance you might still get Covid-19, even if you have the vaccine.

“Nursing Home Management communicate with residents and/ or their next of kin through anumber of channels on a regular basis”.

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