Booster jab queue at Citywest vaccination centre last week
Via RTÉ News:
People are getting multiple booster vaccine appointments because of a glitch between the Health Service Executive’s vaccination database and the IT systems used by pharmacies and GPs.
The HSE has confirmed that people are being issued with HSE booster appointments after they get booster vaccinations at their GPs or local pharmacy, because of the “gap” between the computer systems and databases.
The Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) and Irish College of General Practitioners said the “gap” is caused by a time lag as long as two days between their information technology systems and the HSE’s.
In a statement to RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, the HSE said that because “GPs and pharmacies operate on different IT systems, there may be a gap in notification of the vaccination which can, from time to time, result in multiple appointments”.
Dr Cliona O’Farrelly just said on RTÉ @drivetimerte that the boosters will likely not stop transmission in vaccinated people.
At the end of the interview the presenter Cormac Ó hEadhra told her she “was painfully honest”
She said “I hope I haven’t got you into trouble”…..🧐
— Tom O’Hanlon (@TomOHanlon17) December 8, 2021