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"Vaccine effect" could be behind sharp drop in Covid cases in nursing homes

Feb 25, 2021 18:02 By News Northern Sound
"Vaccine effect" could be behind sharp drop in Covid cases in nursing homes "Vaccine effect" could be behind sharp drop in Covid cases in nursing homes
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The HSE says we could be starting to see a "vaccine effect" after a sharp drop in Covid cases in nursing homes and among healthcare

The HSE says we could be starting to see a "vaccine effect" after a sharp drop in Covid cases in nursing homes and among healthcare workers.

Last week, there were 91 confirmed cases in residential care facilities - compared to almost 500 the previous week.

Latest figures show 226 thousand people have received their first dose of a Covid vaccine - including 87 thousand in nursing homes.

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HSE Chief Clinical Officer, Dr Colm Henry, says they're also noticing a sharp drop in infections among healthcare staff.

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