Government should begin delayed dosing programme this week, O‘Neill says

If the British 12-week delay strategy were applied to Ireland, it could result in 80 per cent of the adult population being vaccinated with a first dose by the end of May

Professor Luke O’Neill of Trinity College Dublin: ‘Everyone should have one dose’ Pic Fergal Phillips

The government should begin a delayed dosing strategy “this week”, according to Luke O’Neill, a professor of immunology at Trinity College, Dublin.

Professor O’Neill said that Ireland should speed up its rollout by adopting Britain’s strategy, where second doses of the Covid-19 vaccine are not given until three months after the first.

“If it's the case that the current plan will not give rise to 80 per cent being vaccinated by June, it makes it ...