Government should begin delayed dosing programme this week, O‘Neill says

If the British 12-week delay strategy were applied to Ireland, it could result in 80 per cent of the adult population being vaccinated with a first dose by the end of May

18th April, 2021
Government should begin delayed dosing programme this week, O‘Neill says
Professor Luke O’Neill of Trinity College Dublin: ‘Everyone should have one dose’ Pic Fergal Phillips

The government should begin a delayed dosing strategy “this week”, according to Luke O’Neill, a professor of immunology at Trinity College, Dublin.

Professor O’Neill said that Ireland should speed up its rollout by adopting Britain’s strategy, where second doses of the Covid-19 vaccine are not given until three months after the first.

“If it's the case that the current plan will not give rise to 80 per...

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