Vaccine rollout faces dilemma over who gets what as coalition tries to reach its key targets

Delivery schedules and vaccine restrictions make it highly likely HSE will have to administer over 400,000 vaccines a week by June

2nd May, 2021
Vaccine rollout faces dilemma over who gets what as coalition tries to reach its key targets
Working off the volume of vaccines alone, most 50 to 59-year-olds were due to be completed by the end of May

The vaccine rollout is facing a host of new operational challenges due to vaccine restrictions and delivery schedules, just as it needs to ramp up to hit long-promised targets.

Last week, the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (Niac) advised restricting Johnson & Johnson to the over-50s, while AstraZeneca, which had previously been restricted to the over-60s, will now be allowed for the over-50s as well.

On the face of it, these changes are...

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