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Government looking at new Covid Pass system for people unable to get second vaccine

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has revealed that the Irish Government is looking at a new system of testing people who are unable to get a second Covid-19 vaccine.

Currently, people must have two doses of a vaccine in order to avail of the EU Digital Covid-19 Certificate, which allows them to access indoor hospitality in Ireland.

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Those who have not received two doses are not able to access these amenities, including those who could not get a second vaccine due to an adverse reaction to the first.

“There are a relatively small group of people who can’t get the vaccine for a particular reason, or some people who got the first dose and had an adverse reaction, and have been advised not to get the second,” Varadkar said.

Varadkar said a different mechanism is needed for this minority of people.

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He said it’s a “unique and unusual” case, but added there are hundreds of people who would like to get their second dose but cannot.

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