Taoiseach, Micheál Martin told the Dail that last week 180,000 appointments for booster jabs were issued, but that just 93,000 people had attended.
Via RTÉ News:
The HSE said that in order to give people maximum opportunity to get a booster and to use all capacity in the programme, the HSE is using vaccination centres, GPs and pharmacies as vaccination channels.
It said that in comparison to the primary vaccination programme, it is taking longer to vaccinate people in some groups with the boosters.
It added that this is evident in lower attendance rates at both scheduled clinics, and at walk-in clinics.
“Even allowing for acknowledged issues with notification across the different vaccination systems, it is evident that it is taking longer for people to attend for the booster vaccination.,” the HSE said.
Graph: Ireland Vaccine Progress