Staff and residents at a Laois nursing home have become the latest to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
On Sunday, members of the Midlands Regional Hospital Nursing team were on hand in Ballard Nursing Home to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech dose.
The nursing home is located on the Borris Road in Portlaoise and is home to 24 people.
The Dublin Midlands Hospital Group tweeted the news this afternoon and heralded it as a sign of better things to come.
Ballard was due to be vaccinated on January 21 but the sped up process has resulted in that being carried out four days ahead of schedule.
They said: “Well done to the Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise Nursing team who administered the Covid-19 vaccine to staff and residents yesterday in Ballard Lodge Nursing Home.
“Great teamwork! A noteworthy daffodil on the grounds, a sign of hope for brighter days ahead.”
Meanwhile, 11 people have now sadly died at Droimnin Nursing Home in Stradbally following an outbreak which began at the turn of the year.
Two more people passed away over the weekend with CEO Gearoid Brennan describing their loss as ‘devastating’.