The Second Dose


Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), General Secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha (above) has called for an urgent meeting with the HSE to discuss potential risks of the AstraZeneca vaccine

This morning.

Further to the publication yesterday of letter from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) to Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan highlighting new concerns that the risk of blood clots previously linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine is ‘higher after a second dose of the vaccine than previously understood’.

About 150,000 healthcare workers have yet to receive the second dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. largely AstraZeneca.

Via RTÉ:

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has called for an urgent meeting with the HSE to discuss the implications for second dose vaccinations of healthcare workers.

….INMO General Secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha said her members have always supported the precautionary principal and if there are issues about receiving a second dose of Astra Zeneca that need to be clarified then they want that done.

Ms Ní Sheaghdha said many of her members are due to start receiving second doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine next week.

INMO seeking meeting with HSE over AstraZeneca vaccine (RTÉ)



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7 thoughts on “The Second Dose

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  2. ce

    Sure isn’t it fake and/or will kill us all… I for one welcome the non-wholly magnetizing of our people….

  3. baz

    some people should never involve themselves in medicine delivery
    its apparent that the INMO have a lot of members that are easily panicked.
    Moaners with low levels of happiness
    (INMO are so negative, everything is a problem)

    1. Hank

      To be fair, if you’re completely healthy and are being actively encouraged on a State level to get a vaccine and then you hear stories of even a tiny percentage of people dying from side effects associated with said vaccine, I think it’s understandable people might be a bit dubious..

  4. Gavin

    I find it amazing that people have no issue with this after the National Immunisation Advisory Committee and the INMO have raised concerns with it. I get the numbers are tiny, but what happens when you get further jabs in the years to come, does this increase the chances of blood clots, aren’t we supposed to be listening to the healthcare professionals.

  5. Ron

    I wonder will the healthcare workers get a mixed vaccine. Great to see that even though the rollout has ramped up, it is still being very cautious and careful.

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