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People in their 50s may not get booster vaccines until New Year – Reid

HSE Chief Paul Reid said today that people in their 50s are not expected to receive Covid-19 booster vaccines until the end of December, or early in 2022.

He said the HSE expects to have completed the roll out to a large portion of vulnerable groups by next month.


He further said that a large number of people in their sixties will have received a booster vaccine by the end of next month.

The vast majority of healthcare workers are also expected to have received a booster by the end of next month.

Reid said that he expects to “move through the 50s at the end of December or early January.”


The HSE is also expecting to increase its intensive care bed capacity to 350.

IMAGE – Twitter/paulreiddublin


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