Coronavirus, Covıd-19

Coronavirus, Covıd-19

100,000 vaccinations a week due next month - Varadkar

The approval of the Oxford/Astrazeneca Covid-19 vaccine by the European Medicines Agency later this month would pave the way for 100,000 weekly vaccinations here in February, the Tánaiste has said

14/01/2021 18:14:00

The approval of the Oxford/Astrazeneca Covid-19 vaccine by the European Medicines Agency later this month would pave the way for 100,000 weekly vaccinations here in February, the Tánaiste has said

The approval of the Oxford/Astrazeneca Covid-19 vaccine by the European Medicines Agency later this month would pave the way for 100,000 weekly vaccinations here in February, the Tánaiste has said.

Leo Varadkar told the Dáil that the EMA is due to approve the Oxford/Astrazeneca vaccine on 29 January, doubling our vaccine roll-out from 50,000 doses per week.He was responding to questions from TD Cathal Berry of the Regional Independent Group, who described the roll-out as "sluggish".

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During Leaders' Questions, Deputy Berry told the Dáil that IT systems were not working properly and that many frontline healthcare workers were still not vaccinated.Mr Varadkar said the IT systems would be functional in the near future and said that the Government is considering "honorariums" for people who have been volunteering in testing hubs.

Mr Berry said these people had "epitomised the volunteer spirit" shown across Ireland during the pandemic and should be rewarded.In relation to testing at borders, Mr Varadkar said the biggest problem facing testing for Covid-19 at ports and airports was that Northern Ireland has not introduced a similar regime for arrivals from Britain. headtopics.com

He called on Sinn Féin to encourage its partners in government in the Stormont Assembly to change policy. Read more: RTÉ News »

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hard yo believe anything out of varads mouth.we are still waiting for an expkanation from him from last year,when he gave his buddies the heads up,bet most of you forgot about that one👎😷 We need to treat this like we are in the middle of a war. All resources deployed on a 24 hour / 7 day a week basis utilising every possible option including the army / navy / recently retired .....every resource to get the whole country vaccinated; nothing less is acceptable.

100000 a week. 3.6million in the state above 18 years, roughly. Times 2 is 7.2 million vaccinations? So , 16 months, give or take? Are you having a fucking laugh? This is a shocker Why if they don't work? needs to be 100k per day Remember this was said Today. 100,000 weekly vaccinations in February. Thats 400,000 by the end of next month. Do I believe they will achieve this number not a chance. I say it will be lucky to get even half that number

At least they're panicking. The way Donnelly and Martin were speaking it seemed like they thought 40k per week was something to be proud of. Still too slow that 14,000 a day on a 7 day week needs reviewed and ramped up. If we were to be on par with the Uk we need to be aiming for a minimum of 150,000 per week.

😂😂😂 Highly doubt 100k vaccinations a week will be met. Forgive me for not having fate in government. It would be the first thing they’ve gotten right for this whole pandemic. Oxford vaccine is excellent....Developed by Irish woman...... No thanks - not taking a vaccine that might be between 60-90% ... too high risk

Over 70’s to be vaccinated “WITHIN 11 MONTHS”!! 🤣Life ain’t going to normal any time soon folks, get comfortable, it’s going to be a long journey! Majority of businesses will be bust! Are they going to analyse the report of the Australian government saying they won't roll this out as the efficacy is too low? Will people have a say in opting for the Pfizer/Moderna one instead of this one? The trial went wrong and the full picture still unknown.

The GPs and practice nurses will have to self administer it, ignoredbyhse Yeah pave the way but won't be implemented. When has an Irish government ever delivered, especially this government.