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Vaccination Programme and Covid-19: Statements (1 Apr 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: The NIAC report was published yesterday and is online now. If the Deputy goes to the national immunisation advisory committee's website, she can look at it. It issued quite a detail report with a lot of references. It is well worth taking a look. It goes through many of the issues we have discussed here today. With regard to Erasmus students, the issue is much broader. The reality is...

Vaccination Programme and Covid-19: Statements (1 Apr 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: With regard to ability to pay specifically, Irish citizens or other Irish residents who find themselves in, or having to travel through, a category 2 country within that 14-day period, will be liable to mandatory hotel quarantine. If there is real and significant issue with regard to their ability to pay, they should contact the relevant Irish embassy in the first instance.

Vaccination Programme and Covid-19: Statements (1 Apr 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: I thank the Deputy for his questions. The walk-in PCR testing centres we recently opened have proven to be very successful. As the Deputy has quite rightly said, these centres are for people who do not show symptoms of Covid. People who do have symptoms should call their GP for a referral for testing. These centres have picked up hundreds and hundreds of cases. The feedback has been very...

Vaccination Programme and Covid-19: Statements (1 Apr 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: I might make one point in response to the previous Deputy This is a question and answer session. He asked really important questions and I really want to engage with him and answer them but he has never once, in any week, given me time to answer him. If he makes statements in the House, I cannot answer him. If he wants written statements-----

Vaccination Programme and Covid-19: Statements (1 Apr 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: -----there is the system we all use, which is parliamentary questions.

Vaccination Programme and Covid-19: Statements (1 Apr 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: Can I take a bit more time to respond to Deputy Healy-Rae? What I am saying to him is-----

Vaccination Programme and Covid-19: Statements (1 Apr 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: -----I want to engage with him but he must leave time for me to respond to his questions.

Vaccination Programme and Covid-19: Statements (1 Apr 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: Thank you, Chairman. With regard to those who are homebound, it is an absolute priority. We are acutely aware of exactly the kinds of cases that Deputy Healy-Rae talked about. In many cases, people who are very vulnerable have not left their homes in a year. The National Ambulance Service is working very hard. It is moving through this cohort and GPs are identifying patients who were not...

Vaccination Programme and Covid-19: Statements (1 Apr 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: I will get the Deputy a note on the timing but the process is as I have outlined. With regard to people being trained as vaccinators, if there are issues such as people not being able to get the information, the Deputy might let me know and I will act on it straight away. It is certainly the case that the hiring process appears to have been more burdensome initially. The HSE has moved...

Vaccination Programme and Covid-19: Statements (1 Apr 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: I am not entirely sure what the question is. If there is a specific question, I would very much like to answer it but at this point-----

Vaccination Programme and Covid-19: Statements (1 Apr 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: I thank the Deputy for the question. Those who are housebound are an absolute priority for us. We are talking about people who are very vulnerable and who, as the Deputy says, are often elderly. It is essential that they be protected as quickly as possible. The National Ambulance Service is working very hard to this end. It is moving through the country. The people the Deputy is talking...

Vaccination Programme and Covid-19: Statements (1 Apr 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: I thank the Deputy for his questions. Antigen testing is a matter the Deputy and I have been discussing for some time. I am of the view that there is a greater role for it than we have seen to date. I appointed an expert group, led by Professor Mark Ferguson, to examine this issue. The group has reported back and I am publishing the report today. It is important to note that there are...

Vaccination Programme and Covid-19: Statements (1 Apr 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: I thank the Deputy for his questions. The reason NIAC made its proposal, the reason NPHET endorsed it and the reason I brought it to the Cabinet and the Cabinet agreed to it was the very strong evidence that the single biggest predictor in terms of risk is age, particularly when, as we are aware, those with underlying conditions are already prioritised in cohorts 4 and 7, for example. The...

Vaccination Programme and Covid-19: Statements (1 Apr 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: It has been agreed that any of the Defence Forces being deployed overseas are being vaccinated. That has been and remains the case. I share the Deputy's view on those who are homebound. The national ambulance service is working very hard to ensure those who cannot make it to their GP, hospital or vaccination centre will be visited in their house. Our approach is that no one will be...

Vaccination Programme and Covid-19: Statements (1 Apr 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: If they are incapable of getting to a vaccination centre we will find ways of ensuring that everybody gets vaccinated. On progress, the detail of the plan announced two days ago shows the various measures that open up from 12 April, 19 April and 26 April and the things that will be considered for May. I take the Deputy's point, and some European countries have said that certain things...

Vaccination Programme and Covid-19: Statements (1 Apr 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: I share the Deputy's enthusiasm and happiness at the progress on the second cath lab. The Minister of State, Deputy Butler, has worked very hard on that and I also recognise Deputy Shanahan's efforts. We had spoken during the last Dáil with local cardiologists. It has been a core focus and is in the programme for Government. It is very welcome for the people of Waterford. It is...

Vaccination Programme and Covid-19: Statements (1 Apr 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: It will be difficult to get through all of the questions. Deputy MacSharry, who was screaming for zero Covid about five or six days ago is now screaming that we are not opening up quickly enough.

Vaccination Programme and Covid-19: Statements (1 Apr 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: With regard to long Covid, it is something I can revert to Deputy Colm Burke on.

Vaccination Programme and Covid-19: Statements (1 Apr 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: I am more than happy to engage with Deputy Colm Burke on that matter. The short answer is that I agree with his position that we need some resources for this. We need to work here and internationally to make sure that we have the best possible treatments in place.

Vaccination Programme and Covid-19: Statements (1 Apr 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: With regard to elective hospitals, I am more than happy to revert to Deputy Colm Burke and meet him to discuss the position. This is a crucial issue and I assure the Deputy that no decisions have been made in terms of the type of operations he has talked about at this point.

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