Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 16 December 2021
Public Accounts Committee
2020 Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 38 - Health
There is significant concern about the third vaccination dose, or booster, roll-out. I am hearing from pharmacists there is some confusion with the HSE today in respect of having ordered stocks and who they can give it to. From a departmental oversight perspective, how is the Department linking in with the efficiency with which that is being done, the supervision of any wastage and the overall costs? Clearly, the priority is to get the vaccines to people as quickly as possible, but is this an ongoing management issue or matter for supervision?