Glynn rules out offering choice of vaccines despite concerns over AstraZeneca

Deputy chief medical officer says maintaining high level of public confidence in vaccine rollout is crucial

Dr Ronan Glynn, the deputy chief medical officer, said the cut-off age of 60 years for the AstraZenena emerged out of ‘an abundance of caution’. Photo:

Ireland cannot take for granted the high levels of public trust in the efficacy of the Covid-19 vaccine, the deputy chief medical officer has warned.

Dr Ronan Glynn said he was conscious of the need to retain high levels of public buy-in amid the ongoing rollout of the vaccination programme after the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) recommended that the AstraZeneca jab should not be given to under-60s.

But he ruled out recommending that people ...