Frontline healthcare staff have been experiencing long delays at Mayo University Hospital over the past two days when they arrive to receive their Covid 19 vaccines.
Waiting times of between 90 minutes and 2 hours standing in a line with others –all waiting to receive their jabs have been reported.
In response to questions from Midwest News on the long waiting times and queues, the Saolta Hospital group has this evening issued a statement saying
Mayo University Hospital is currently administering the Covid-19 vaccine to frontline healthcare workers from the hospital, Community Healthcare West and other healthcare staff.
The vaccine clinic is very busy administering up to 200 vaccines per day and every effort is made to minimise any delays. Staff are advised in advance to register their details on the online covid vaccine portal before attending the hospital for their vaccine appointment and this helps to speed up the flow of people through the clinic. We request that staff attending for their vaccine arrive at the time allocated or wait in their car if they arrive early.