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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.

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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.”

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

IMAGE – Twitter/paulreiddublin

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