Nursing home residents in Ireland are to be offered a second COVID-19 booster from Monday.
Nursing Homes Ireland CEO Tadhg Daly confirmed that residents would be among those prioritised for the booster yesterday.
Residents received their first booster over six months ago with outbreaks having continued across homes although the incidence of serious low is now low.
A wider roll out of the booster is to be launched following recommendations from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee this month.
Groups recommended for the booster include people over 65 as well as those who immunocompromised.
A further 15 COVID-linked deaths were recorded in nursing homes in Ireland in the week up to 9 April.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre recorded 2,407 COVID-linked deaths in nursing homes, up from 2,392 in the week before.
Nursing homes have accounted for 35% of COVID-linked deaths since March 2020.