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Booster shots to be offered to people with underlying health conditions

Booster vaccine doses are to be offered to people with underlying health conditions aged 16 to 59 years old.

Long-term residents at healthcare facilities, regardless of age, will also be offered a booster while those aged 50 to 59 years old who have completed their primary course with any vaccine will be offered a booster as well.

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This follows new advice from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) with Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly stating that he would work with his department and the HSE to implement the recommendations as soon as possible.

The vaccine task force will be returning to oversee the booster programme.

Since the end of June to October of this year, 80% of people admitted to ICU had an underlying health condition.

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Taoiseach Micheál Martin has urged people to get their booster vaccine after citing evidence that people are missing their appointments.

He added that 2.2 million people are now eligible for Covid-19 booster vaccines.

IMAGE – “201214-D-BN624-0811” (CC BY 2.0) by U.S. Secretary of Defense/Stephen Donnelly (via Twitter)

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