HSE Chief Clinical Officer Dr Colm Henry at Dr Steevens’ Hospital this afternoon
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Your vaccine registration portal will be open from Wednesday.
[Minister for Health] Stephen Donnelly said that those aged 44 will be able to register on Wednesday, with 43 year olds able to register on Thursday, those aged 42 on Friday, 41 on Saturday and 40 year olds on Sunday….
Above from left: Anne O’Connor, COO, HSE; Paul Reid, CEO HSE; Dr Colm, Henry, CCO, HSE; and Damien McCallion, HSE National Lead, Vaccination Programme at Dr Steevens’ Hospital for the weekly HSE operational update on the response to Covid-19
Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin.
Via RTÉ News:
Over 2.2 million vaccines have been administered in this country up to yesterday, according to HSE chief Paul Reid.
Over 1.6 million people have now received their first dose, 43% of the adult population, with Thursday of last week seeing the highest number of vaccines administered to date, 56,000…
…In the 60-69 age group, over 320,000 people have received their first dose of vaccine, and 186,000 in the 50-59 age group have been given their first jab.
The Covid-19 ‘vaccine portal’ for 45 to 49 year olds will open from tomorrow – despite the ‘HSE ransomware attack’.
Only mRNA vaccines, such as Pfizer and Moderna will be available to this age group at first.
Via RTÉ News:
Speaking on RTÉ’s News at One, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said Donnelly said the vaccine programme’s computer system, which is a new system, has not been compromised in the cyber attack on the HSE and the programme is moving very quickly.
He said there has been no indication that it has been compromised at all.
He said two in five adults have now received a first dose and last week was a record week, with about 50,000 vaccinations administered in one day last week.
Earlier, the HSE’s Chief Clinical Officer said the executive has received advice from National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) that people aged 40 to 49 could receive Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca vaccines.
Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar launched an updated ‘Work Safely Protocol’ to ‘assist employers in reopening safely’.
He confirmed that vaccination will remain voluntary.
Via RTÉ News:
He said the protocol will guide employers on how to manage unvaccinated workers.
Today’s document incorporates the latest public health advice, and contains guidelines on antigen testing, vaccinations and ventilation to assist employers in reopening the economy while keeping workers and customers safe.
Mr Varadkar said they now had a “Government-endorsed” report on antigen testing, and acknowledged that many employers were already using it.
The athletes and support teams, which number in the low hundreds, will receive the Pfizer jab thanks to an agreement between the pharmaceutical company and the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
The development has been welcomed by the Irish Olympic and Paralympic federations who believe the measure will relieve “very high levels of anxiety that a lack of vaccination was causing among the team”.