State plans new winter booster campaign as Pfizer supplies hit record levels

Health officials plan to give adults top-up jabs using single-dose Pfizer shots while the vaccine rollout programme will start to move from existing centres to community-based delivery

20th June, 2021
State plans new winter booster campaign as Pfizer supplies hit record levels
Most mass vaccination centres will begin to be stood down in the autumn, while the expansion of existing vaccine programmes through pharmacies, GPs and specialist vaccine teams will make up the backbone of a more permanent Covid-19 vaccine campaign.

The state has begun early planning for a winter revaccination campaign against Covid-19, the Business Post can reveal.

It comes as new data suggests the Delta variant accounted for 5 per cent of Ireland’s confirmed cases in the past week, while vaccination registration for the 35-39 year age cohort opens today and the HSE expects to administer a “record number” of up to 330,000 vaccines this week.

Tony Holohan, the chief...

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