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88-year-old man is first Leitrim nursing home resident to receive Covid vaccine

Jan 18, 2021 17:01 By Shannonside News
88-year-old man is first Leitrim nursing home resident to receive Covid vaccine 88-year-old man is first Leitrim nursing home resident to receive Covid vaccine
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88-year-old <span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif">Eddie McCartin  from Drumgownagh, Co. Leitrim became the first person in residential services for Older

88-year-old Eddie McCartin  from Drumgownagh, Co. Leitrim became the first person in residential services for Older People in Leitrim, to be vaccinated against COVID-19 today.

His vaccine was the first Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to be administered by vaccinators at Arus Carolan Nursing Unit

Eddie was given a HSE vaccine information leaflet, along with more detailed manufacturer’s patient information leaflet, before getting the vaccine. Afterwards, each person vaccinated was given a vaccine record card, showing the name and batch of the vaccine they have received. Residents and Staff will each need return for their second dose, to be fully protected.

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Eddie said,“I’m delighted to receive the vaccine today and feel very privileged to be the first person in Leitrim Older Persons Residential Services to be  vaccinated against Covid-19. The vaccine is a great source of relief and hope, not just for me, but for people all over the country. I’m so grateful to all the staff  in Arus Carolan  for looking after us so well and keeping us safe from this awful virus”

Collette Kelly, Staff Nurse was the first 'staff' member to be vaccinated at Arus Carolan Nursing Unit said "This is an important day in our fight against Covid-19.  I am happy to be receiving this vaccine and wish to encourage all those who are invited to get the vaccine to take it”.

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