The big rollout: how the Covid-19 vaccine will be purchased, distributed and given

The vaccine programme being constructed here and globally is unprecedented in scale and speed: and the logistics of such an undertaking are considerable

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
20th December, 2020
The big rollout: how the Covid-19 vaccine will be purchased, distributed and given
Tadhg Daly, chief executive of Nursing Homes Ireland

Brian MacCraith was at pains last week to emphasise the scale of the task ahead.

“The challenge in devising and implementing a vaccination programme of this scale, complexity and desire for speed is unparalleled here and around the world,” the chair of the high-level task force on Covid-19 vaccination told the Oireachtas health committee last week.

Just how big that challenge actually is was further outlined by the country’s vaccination strategy, announced last...

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