5% of the nation’s unvaccinated population “are causing the trouble” @LeoVaradkar tells @BeckyCNN — but Christmas might not be canceled yet. He hopes no new restrictions will be put in place before then and boosters will aid waning immunity. #Ireland #covid #restrictions #pubs pic.twitter.com/z9jyVIdByL
— Connect the World (@CNNConnect) November 18, 2021
Above from left: National Lead, Vaccination Programme, Damien McCallion HSE CEO Paul Reid; HSE COO Anne O’Connor; HSE CCO Dr Colm Henry; and HSE speaking to media in Dr Steevens Hospital today on the weekly HSE operational update
Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin.
The HSE’s CCO Dr Colm Henry warned that unvacccinated people have no protection from the virus…
…However, Dr Henry said that vaccinations alone will not control case numbers and said that measures – particularly self- isolating with symptoms – and reducing contacts remain critical to reducing case numbers.
Dr Henry said that two weeks after receiving a booster dose, for adults — aged 50 or more — protection against symptomatic infection was 93% in those who originally had AstraZeneca and 94% in those who originally had Pfizer
.@rtenews The HSE says some groups will not get their booster jabs until next March depending on eligibility.
— Fergal Bowers (@FergalBowers) November 18, 2021