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BACK TO BUSINESS: Gardaí on patrol on a busy Grafton Street this weekend as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. Photo: David Conachy

BACK TO BUSINESS: Gardaí on patrol on a busy Grafton Street this weekend as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. Photo: David Conachy

BACK TO BUSINESS: Gardaí on patrol on a busy Grafton Street this weekend as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. Photo: David Conachy

THE Minister for Health has been asked to allow nursing home residents choose a loved-one to be included in the Covid-19 vaccination programme when it rolls out in January.

The proposal means each of the country's 30,000 nursing home residents would nominate a single relative or friend as a "vaccine buddy" to ensure they can still get visits while waiting for the rest of the population to catch up with the immunisation programme.


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