Pfizer ‘a stalwart’ of rollout as setbacks hit campaign

Brian MacCraith, the Covid-19 task force chair, predicts a ‘significant milestone’ when some 284,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine arrive this week

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
30th May, 2021
Pfizer ‘a stalwart’ of rollout as setbacks hit campaign
The long-held target of 82 per cent of adults being offered a first dose by the end of June now looks impossible

Dealing with shortfalls in Covid-19 vaccine deliveries has become routine for Ireland’s health authorities.

To date, there has been over 40 changes to delivery schedules, while changes to guidance around the use of certain vaccines has also affected the rollout.

Last week, there was another setback for the campaign, as Johnson & Johnson confirmed that at best only 235,000 of the 470,000 doses of its vaccine still due to arrive by the end of...

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