Local mother withdraws Covid legal challenge

CAMPAIGNING mother and son, Lee Martin and Caroline Wheeler from Enniskillen, have decided to withdraw their legal challenge with the Department of Health as they don’t want to “damage public confidence” in the Covid booster vaccination programme, they said. Their decision to withdraw their judicial review into the delay in Lee receiving his Covid jab […]

‘Don’t delay any further, get Covid booster now’ urges health expert

“Don’t wait any longer for your booster,” the head of Northern Ireland’s vaccination programme has urged. Patricia Donnelly said people can get their all-important booster doses at a number of vaccination clinics running this week. She also emphasised that vaccine first doses for everyone aged 12 and over continue to be available at Health Trust […]

Fermanagh Covid cases stagnate over the week

THE number of Fermanagh Covid cases remains high this week, as the Western Trust prepares to host a vaccine and booster blitz in Enniskillen in a bid to tackle the stubborn spread of the virus. In fact, across the four local postcode areas, there were exactly the same number of positive cases in Fermanagh this […]

Mixed reaction over Minister’s move to vaccinate children

CHILDREN aged between 12 and 15 years old will be offered a first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine shortly. According to the North’s chief medical officer, Michael McBride, children will “benefit” from the dose after concerns over the impact that missing face-to-face school has had on the emotional and physical health of young people. “Education […]

Number of Fermanagh Covid deaths would be ‘enormous’

DESPITE the soaring number of Covid cases across the county, there is plenty of evidence to show the vaccines are saving a significant number of local lives. Indeed, one local doctor has stressed if it wasn’t for the vaccination programme, given the current case numbers the number of Fermanagh Covid deaths right now would be […]

Western Trust to run Dedicated Vaccination Clinics for Pregnant Women

First dose clinic will be open at the Lakeland Forum on August 24th from 1pm – 4pm, while the second dose will be available on October 19 at the SWAH.  The Western Health and Social Care Trust (Western Trust) has announced it is to set up special arrangements to accommodate pregnant women and those who have […]

Covid cases continue to climb as hundreds queue for vaccine

WHILE Covid cases continue to grow in Fermanagh, there were heartening scenes at the weekend as hundreds of locals, many of them young people, queued for hours to make sure they got their vaccine. Only one postcode area of Fermanagh saw a reduction in its positive Covid cases this week, with the biggest increase in […]

Western Trust make first doses available for 16 and 17 year olds

The Western Health and Social Care Trust (Western Trust) will begin administering Pfizer jabs for 16 and 17 year olds at each of its three Mass Vaccination Centres and Mobile Clinics from Friday 6th August. All Centres have high numbers of people receiving 2nd doses booked in the coming weeks, so although 16/17 year olds […]