Editorial: Booster surge has been powered by a supreme national effort

The national vaccination programme for first, second and now third jabs has been one of the unqualified success stories of 2021

A queue at the Covid-19 vaccination centre in Citywest, Dublin: the rollout of the vaccine has been hugely effective. Picture: RollingNews.ie

Just two weeks ago, opposition parties were complaining loudly about long queues for walk-in clinics for booster vaccines. There were mutterings, too, about other people not showing up for their jab because they were getting multiple appointments.

But there has since been an astonishing surge in the booster vaccination programme. The number of jabs given per day has been topping 109,000, driving the total number of people with booster jabs from 1.4 million two weeks ...