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Health Minister confirms Clare vaccination centre

THE Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, has today confirmed locations for 37 vaccination centres across Ireland for the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, including the West County Hotel in Ennis and the Radisson Blu Hotel on the Ennis Road in Limerick. The centres have been confirmed by the HSE, with at least one in every county. These centres will support the vaccination of the general population in a safe and efficient manner. While currently vaccines are being administered in healthcare settings and by GPs, many people will be offered their vaccination in these centres, having self-registered online. All of the centres vary in size and operating hours and have been selected based on population density, ease of access, transport and parking. The design and layout of the centres also incorporates learnings from the COVID-19 swabbing centres. It is important to note that the centres will be of different sizes and operating hours will be based on vaccine supply and catchment area …

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Clare records 12 new cases of Covid-19, as 17 new deaths notified nationally

THERE have been 12 new cases of Covid-19 notified for County Clare today which brings the 14-day incidence to 138.9. The Health Protection Surveillance Centre notified 788 confirmed cases of the disease. There havc been 17 additional deaths related to Covid-19. 15 of these deaths occurred in February and 1 in December. The median age of those who died was 80 years and the age range was 50-92 years. There has been a total of 3,948 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. There is now a total of 209,582 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland. Of the cases notified today: 409 are men / 371 are women 71% are under 45 years of age The median age is 31 years old 315 in Dublin, 61 in Galway, 59 in Meath, 42 in Louth, 33 in Kildare and the remaining 278 cases are spread across all other counties. As of 8am today, 899 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 160 are in …

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Significant rise in daily figure, as 19 new Covid-19 cases recorded in Clare

THE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has notified of 19 new cases of Covid-19 in Clare, bringing the total number of new cases in the county in the past 14 days to 167. 66 additional deaths related to Covid-19 have been notified today. 41 of these deaths occurred in February, 8 occurred in January, 7 in December and 9 occurred in November or earlier. The median age of those who died was 84 years and the age range was 39 to 98 years. There has been a total of 3,931 Covid-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight, Friday, February 12, the HPSC has been notified of 1,078 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 208,796 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland. Of the cases notified today: 523 are men / 549 are women 70% are under 45 years of age The median age is 32 years old 433 in Dublin, 139 in Galway, 52 in Limerick, 49 …

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Clare records eight new cases of Covid-19 as 14-day incidence drops to third lowest in Ireland

THERE have been eight new cases of Covid-19 recorded in Clare over the past 24 hours as the Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 52 additional deaths related to COVID-19. 33 of these deaths occurred in February, 12 occurred in January, 6 in December or earlier and 1 is still under investigation. The median age of those who died was 83 years and the age range was 55 – 96 years. There has been a total of 3,846 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland. As of midnight, Wednesday 10 February, the HPSC has been notified of 866 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 206,801* confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland. Of the cases notified today: 401 are men / 463 are women 65% are under 45 years of age The median age is 35 years old 281 in Dublin, 63 in Galway, 56 in Kildare, 47 in Meath, 39 in Cork and the remaining …

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Porter is the first Clare resident vaccinated at Ennis Hospital

DAVID Crowe, a porter at Ennis Hospital, became the first Clare resident to be vaccinated at Ennis Hospital as part of the Covid-19 vaccination programme. The arrival of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in the Clare capital town on Wednesday has been welcomed by frontline healthcare workers, who have been challenged as never before throughout the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The first healthcare worker at the hospital to be vaccinated was Dr Mary Kennedy of the Medical Assessment Unit, who received her vaccine from staff nurse, Caroline Mulligan. Dr Kennedy said: “This is a day we have all been waiting for in Ennis Hospital and the arrival of these vaccines gives us all hope that an end is in sight.” The first batch of vaccines was delivered to Ennis Hospital on Wednesday morning, and it is planned initially to administer 50 doses per day to healthcare staff. For those who received vaccinations today, a second vaccination is required after a three-week period. This …

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Carey slams Wynne vaccination comments

FINE Gael TD Joe Carey said he is disgusted by criticisms made by newly elected Clare Sinn Féin TD Violet Anne Wynne of the HPV vaccine and other vaccines. Deputy Carey said Ms Wynne must not be allowed to undo the work of those who promote or advocate the importance of getting the HPV vaccine. In August 2017 Ms Wynne reportedly slammed compulsory vaccination as ‘medical tyranny’, while she defended parents who were critical of vaccination. Responding on Thursday, Deputy Carey said,“I watched one of the most inspirational and bravest people that I ever encountered, the late Laura Brennan from Ennis, spend the last moments of her life campaigning to raise awareness around the critical importance of the HPV vaccine. “Laura did this to ensure other young people would not die. “These comments are a really good example of Sinn Féin ignoring world health policy. “The comments are destructive and extremely damaging as they have been made by an elected …

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HPV campaigner Laura Brennan dies

HPV vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan has lost her battle with terminal cancer on Wednesday. The Ennis woman who had become one of Ireland’s leading patient advocates and campaigners for the HPV vaccine passed away on Wednesday at University Hospital Limerick. In a statement the Brennan family said, “Laura was a light in the life of everyone who knew her; a wonderful daughter, sister and friend. We are lost without her. “We are all incredibly proud of the work she did in the last 18 months to help protect other young women like herself from the cancer that has taken her life today. Laura used her voice, her generosity and her energy to help parents to make informed choices and protect their daughters from cervical cancer. She wanted to make a difference, and use the time that she had to right what she felt was a great wrong.” The family have appealed for privacy. Funeral arrangements are yet to be finalised. …

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Daisy enjoying her dogguccino after visiting the vet.

Keeping your dog in tail-wagging good health.

By Daisy Galvin It’s absolutely vital to keep an eye on your health, particularly when you’re a media star like me. I always make sure that I have regular checkups at the vet and insist that my innoculations are always up to date. The innoculations are especially important if you go on trips like I do. Most hotels will insist on seeing your medical records and I would be mortified if I was ever found wanting. It’s also vital for your passport if you want to go abroad. I’m not saying a visit to the vets is a particularly pleasant experience but it’s just something you have to do. I was very lucky to be looked after by the wonderful Charlie Kenny ever since I arrived in Ennis. He always had a kind word for me before doing any work and was always able to calm me down even when I was anxious about what was about to happen. Charlie …

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