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
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.
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.