From top: HSE CEO Paul Reid: above from left: Anne O’Connor, COO, HSE; Dr Colm Henry, CCO, HSE; and Damien McCallion, HSE National Lead, Vaccination Programme
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Weekly HSE briefing at Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin.
Asked about the increase in cases of the so-called Indian variant, Dr Colm Henry, CCO, HSE said any increase was a concern, especially seeing how the variant has fared in the UK.
Dr Henry said it is more transmissible than the UK variant, but said they are unsure yet as to how severe it is.
He said it was important to get through the vaccine roll-out quickly before they allow the variant to get a foothold in the population.