The CEO of the HSE Paul Reid said there is an early phenomenon of people not showing up for their booster Covid-19 vaccine appointments.
In some centres, Reid said this figure is as high as 50%.
Reid said: “Certainly we are seeing … people not coming forward for a high number of appointments made and it’s really important if you’re offered a booster appointment, that you take it up.”
“We have seen some no-show rates and some centres varying from 25% to 50%.”
“It’s a really important call to everybody … we are going to be dealing with significant numbers of the population and we need those appointments utilised.”
Reid suggested people not attending booster appointments may be due to a sense of security among people feeling they had two vaccines and don’t need another.
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