HSE struggling to identify candidates for vaccine boosters

Tens of thousands of immunocompromised people need a third Covid vaccine dose, but the lack of a register makes identifying them difficult

10th October, 2021
HSE struggling to identify candidates for vaccine boosters
To date, approximately 22,500 patients eligible for booster shots have been identified via hospital records, but the HSE estimates that up to five times those identified may need a third shot as part of the required vaccination protocol

The HSE is struggling to identify immunocompromised individuals who require a third vaccine shot in order to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

To date, approximately 22,500 patients eligible for booster shots have been identified via hospital records, with 12,000 receiving appointments and 4,000 receiving a third MRNA dose since last Monday.

But the HSE estimates that up to five times those identified may need a third shot as part of the required vaccination protocol.

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