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