HSE to GPs: administer leftover vaccine doses to patients’ spouses

GPs have been given guidance on who is next in line to receive vaccination, to prevent extra doses spoiling

21st February, 2021
HSE to GPs: administer leftover vaccine doses to patients’ spouses
Dr Ray Walley of the national Covid-19 GP liaison committee: ‘we don’t want to waste any vaccines’ Pic: RollingNews.ie

The HSE has written to GPs instructing them that they may administer any excess doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to a limited category of people, including the husbands and wives of recipients in the oldest priority group.

Ireland’s vaccine rollout progressed to the over-85s last Monday, with GPs tasked with vaccinating elderly patients in their local healthcare settings.

The rollout is guided by a strict ethical framework developed by the government in...

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