Some much-needed good news for Cork disabilities organisation as they administer vaccine to their frontline staff members
The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination programme for frontline staff across Cope Foundation began this past weekend. This momentous occasion brings a great sense of hope and positivity to all during this challenging time.
The Government agreed and published a COVID-19 vaccination allocation strategy developed by the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) and Department of Health, endorsed by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET).
Vaccinations were administered at the South Infirmary Hospital as part of the HSE’s healthcare staff programme. Since Saturday, over 100 Cope Foundation frontline staff have received the first dose of their vaccine.
Sean Abbott Chief Executive at COPE Foundation says, “This is great news in what has been an incredibly challenging time. Our staff continue to be on the front line of the nation’s fight against this deadly pandemic, and they must be supported in their efforts. Feedback from everyone has been very positive, and there was a great sense of excitement and relief from those who received their vaccine. It has been great for morale, and we are working with our colleagues from the HSE to see how we can accelerate the rollout of the vaccine across the organisation for the people we support.”
Cope Foundation is working with the HSE on the rollout of the vaccine across the staff service and is awaiting direction regarding the rollout to people supported by the organisation.
The Government framework provides provisional sequencing for groups to be vaccinated based on clinical priorities and ethical values.
You can read the National COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy and Implementation Plan here:
You can see the full list of priority groups here: