UHK is among a number of hospitals which have received a disproportionately large number of COVID-19 vaccines so far.
This is according to today’s Irish Times, which says more than one-third of doses administered up to last Tuesday were given out in hospitals run by the South/Southwest Hospital Group.
The ten-hospital group, which includes University Hospital Kerry, is the third largest of the seven groups.
Staff in the South/Southwest group were three times more likely to have received the vaccine than those in the Western group and four times more likely than those in Dublin and the North-East groups.
The paper also reports that ten construction workers at UHK received the vaccine.