HSE CEO Paul Reid
The Health Service Executive has said that a third dose of Covid-19 vaccine for those who are immunocompromised will get under way from next week.
Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, HSE CEO Paul Reid said contact would be made with people who are deemed at highest risk, saying that risk would be determined by clinical teams.
“It will be a period of five to six weeks to complete this programme,” he said, adding that it will be complex with it focused on the most vulnerable and immunocompromised.
He said identifying the most at-risk would not be a simple process as it is not a list that they can “take off the shelf” but is rather a “complex piece of identification”.
“It does address people who are highly immunocompromised, organ recipients, renal patients, certain cancer patients and certain people on certain medications,” Mr Reid said.
He said if people are not contacted it is likely they are not in that highest risk category.
James Fitzgerald writes:
Surely Bodger must condemn the high rate of vaccination in Waterford as far as I know it was done without hunting down people in the street with vaccine blowdarts…