The Chair of NPHET’s Epidemiological Modelling Advisory Group Philip Nolan said people need to treat the third Covid-19 vaccine as seriously as the first two doses.
Nolan strongly encouraged people to receive the vaccine when they are called to do so.
He urged people not to delay or postpone appointments for taking booster vaccines, saying “every day matters when you pass that five-month threshold”.
Professor Nolan continued to say that if people followed advice on protecting themselves from infection, it would bring the spread of the virus under control.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the coming weeks are uncertain and challenging.
Martin said the hospitalisation projections made by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) are very worrying.
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