Hope springs eternal: HSE plans vaccine surge in April
A last-minute adjustment to ditch the AstraZeneca jab for the over-70s brought another unwelcome delay to the vaccine rollout, but GPs say steady work is being done behind the scenes
Ireland’s painfully slow decline in daily Covid-19 cases has placed heightened emphasis – if that were possible – on the timely and efficient rollout of our national vaccination programme.
With the country reported to be stuck in strict lockdown for the next number of weeks, it’s looking increasingly like achieving herd immunity by way of mass vaccination may be our only route of escape from a life of permanent uncertainty.
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Donnelly fears AstraZeneca may not deliver promised vaccines on time
Minister for Health admits concern after HSE misses last week’s target of 100,000 doses due to pharma company’s delay
Analysis: Lockdown fatigue grows but majority do not want to ease restrictions
Some 85 per cent of the public say current response to Covid-19 is either appropriate or does not go far enough
HSE reviews visitor ban and serial testing in nursing homes
With most staff and residents vaccinated, the health service is expected to make new proposals to Nphet for this sector
Colin Murphy: In law, we are closer to house arrest than a 5km limit
Covid-19 restrictions say you should not leave home at all ‘without reasonable excuse’ – a rule that‘s broader than it need be, is widely misunderstood and of dubious effectiveness