Dáil debates

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Vaccination Programme and Covid-19: Statements


10:20 am

Photo of David CullinaneDavid Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein) | Oireachtas source

Unfortunately, we all get a front row seat at the Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael Party Parliamentary meetings. That is the nature of those parties' meetings. It was reported that the Minister and Taoiseach stated the figure would be 860,000. The Minister is now saying it will be 1 million. This is what confuses people. He then says the figures cannot be 100% accurate. People need to know exactly what the figure is or at least what the estimated figure is. If it changes, it changes and if it is down to pharmaceutical companies, it is down to pharmaceutical companies but people have a right to know the actual figure. Now we have different figures. The Minister just referred to a figure 1 million. It has been reported from Fianna Fáil Parliamentary Party meetings that the figure is 860,000. I will ask my question for a fourth time. What is the actual target figure that the Minister has been given by the HSE in respect of the anticipated number of vaccines that will arrive for the month of April?


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