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Coombe hospital begins investigation into vaccination of family members

The board of the Coombe hospital in Dublin has ordered an independent review into how family members of employees received Covid-19 vaccines.

In a statement issued on Wednesday night, the board of the maternity hospital said it had met to discuss how 16 relatives of employees had been vaccinated on the night of January 8th.

The decision to vaccinate relatives of hospital employees was taken by the master of the hospital, Prof Michael O’Connell, after the hospital had vaccines left over following the inoculation of more than 1,100 hospital employees, local GPs and community healthcare workers.

The family members vaccinated included two of Prof O’Connell’s children.

“Given the serious nature of the matter, the board has made the decision to commence an independent review. It expects this review will be completed within a number of weeks,” the board of the hospital said.

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