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NIAC to assess booster vaccines for healthcare workers

The National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) is to meet today to discuss and assess offering Covid-19 booster vaccines to healthcare workers.

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) last week called on the Government to include healthcare workers in its booster vaccine campaign.


There are currently 3,500 healthcare workers off work in Ireland as a result of Covid-19.

The HSE will begin rolling out booster vaccines to those over 60-years-old this week.

CEO of the HSE Paul Reid said the impact of Covid-19 is hitting hard, with unrelenting demands on hospitals.


“Covid-19 impacts are hitting hard with unrelenting and increasing demands on staff in hospitals, ICUs, A&E departments, testing, vaccinations,” he said.

“We’re striving to meet all. A massive effort by all of us on the public health measures is needed to relieve this and turn it around.”

IMAGE – Army Spc. Angel Laureano holds a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., Dec. 14, 2020. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)


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