Leftover Doses


HSE Chief Clinical Officer Dr Colm Henry at Dr Steevens’ Hospital this afternoon


This afternoon.

Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin.

Damien McCallion, HSE Lead for the Covid-19 vaccination programme said people turning up at vaccination centres on the hope that there are left over doses to be administered “it is not encouraged”.

He said people “would be lucky” to receive a vaccination in this way, as centres are managing their doses efficiently to allow for those who do not attend.

“We wouldn’t encourage that. We’re going through the vaccination problem at a rapid pace and that isn’t something that we want to encourage.”


HSE CEO Paul Reid

HSE CEO Paul Reid said that the HSE is not in a position to say yet when vaccination registration will open for people aged 30-39 years.

He said they should be in a better position by the end of next week to confirm when it will start.


HSE Chief Clinical Officer Dr Colm Henry said 64% of cases have been in the under 35s – this shows the huge protective impact of the vaccine programme.


64% of recent cases in people under 35 (RTÉ)


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19 thoughts on “Leftover Doses

  1. Just Sayin

    “HSE Chief Clinical Officer Dr Colm Henry said 64% of cases have been in the under 35s – this shows the huge protective impact of the vaccine programme.”

    Or it could be that people (older than 35) who have already been vaccinated, don’t think they can catch covid, and therefore not likely to prevent for testing at the first sign of a sniffle, hence their numbers testing positive will fall, simply by virtue of fewer of them presenting for testing.

    Younger people (un-vaccinated) are still afraid and more likely to present for testing. Even if none of them are infectious, pcr false positives will still give some results to allow the generation of a meaningless stat like the 64% figure above.

    p.s. Telling the young people that the delta variant is more dangerous to them will amplify the meaningless stat even further, which in turn will encourage more of them to get the vaccine, which gives more money to Leo’s friends in Pharma which is the whole point of the exercise.

      1. Just Sayin

        The average age of infections will fall if the average age of those being tested falls.

        As you say yourself ‘HSE’s testing plan aims to target younger people’ hence the numbers will reflect this shift in their marketing effort, regardless of the actual data.

      1. GiggidyGoo

        I love meerkats :-) Not meerkittens (note to Bodger if I go on the naughty step).

        Yeah, it took me a while to figure out how to do it. 3+ years or so.

    1. Daisy Chainsaw

      Not really. I was rung by my GP the day after I’d gotten my first dose of Moderna through James’s. I told them this and they said great, telling me they’d move on to the next name on the list.

      If it was cronyism, I’d have gotten it months ago.

  2. millie bobby brownie

    I got my vaccine from my GP last week because of the management of supply. I fall into a risk category in my own right and because young miss is high risk (and I’m her primary carer) they prioritised my vaccination.

      1. millie bobby brownie

        No more so than the flu jab in October. A sore arm and a bit of tiredness. Next one in 3 weeks.

        Was very impressed with them. It was quick and well organised. The doc went through the active ingredients in the vaccine with me and answered a few questions I had. Easy peasy.

        I did hear some very different accounts of the experience with the vaccine hubs on Pat Kenny this morning – so I’m aware that I’m one of the lucky ones.

      1. millie bobby brownie

        In fairness, I’d have been happy to wait til my age group opened, but I’m lucky to have a decent GP, which isn’t something everyone has.

  3. Micko

    30’s eh?

    Does that mean they’re finished the 40’s now – or is it parallel does anyone know?

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