Dáil debates

Thursday, 27 May 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine Roll-out: Statements


9:15 am

Photo of Gerald NashGerald Nash (Louth, Labour) | Oireachtas source

I have been contacted by a considerable number of people who have accessed the vaccination training programme and because of the cyberattack, it seems they cannot complete the final anaphylaxis module. Is the Minister working on a workaround for that? It is an issue because the vaccination programme is only as successful as the number of people we train to engage in it and deliver vaccinations.

Where are we at with the advice from the national immunisation advisory committee, NIAC, on the over-60s? We are all being inundated with queries on that issue by our constituents. My colleague, the Labour Party leader and health spokesperson, Deputy Kelly, is particularly anxious to see this matter addressed. What are the views of the Minister and NIAC about following the lead of the UK on narrowing the gap between doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine?


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