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Govt requests early deliveries of AstraZeneca vaccine

The Government has requested early deliveries of the AstraZeneca vaccine so that it is ready to be administered in GP clinics, pharmacies and in mass vaccination centres as soon as it is approved later this month.

17/01/2021 14:31:00

The Government has requested early deliveries of the Astra Zeneca vaccine so that it is ready to be administered in GP clinics, pharmacies and in mass vaccination centres as soon as it is approved later this month

The Government has requested early deliveries of the AstraZeneca vaccine so that it is ready to be administered in GP clinics, pharmacies and in mass vaccination centres as soon as it is approved later this month.

A spokesperson for Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly confirmed to RTÉ News that discussions are under way to secure early deliveries so that vaccinations can begin immediately after its expected approval in two weeks time.The Minister has made a request to acquire shipments in advance and this is being "actively pursued" the spokesperson said.

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This morning's Business Post newspaper reported that the talks were taking place, in an effort to speed up the national immunisation programme.Tánaiste Leo Varadkar told the Dáil on Thursday that it is due for approval by the European Medicines Agency on 29 January, and will enable the ramping up of vaccines from 50,000 doses to 100,000 doses a week.

He was responding to the Kildare South Independent TD, Cathal Berry, who said it was important to get the vaccines "from the shelf in to people's shoulders where they belong". Read more: RTÉ News »

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I'll donate my jab to the needy. By vaccine you mean genetic therapy of course But but but every life matters? If all of us staying inside saves oneife for an extra day? 🤡🤡🤡 As the privilege few who can access home/hospitals,I believe on your coverage,inclusive of your promotional work on the vaccine roll out, you have a duty of care to clients/residents/patients/staff & public to revisit all homes covered & report on their health & welbeing of all.

Killing older people shocker It's not a vaccine 🙃 'Healthcare workers have been told that it is not appropriate to administer a Covid-19 vaccine to people whose expected duration of life is less than the time it takes to work.' They will register said deaths -Covid, Covid or Coronavirus related because you NEED the vaccine 🤪🤪

So how many died, its 1 in 1100 in Norway. Shambolic government that couldn’t care about people taking hits from lockdowns as long as they still have € in their pockets After 3 weeks..... This is the recommendation.. I'd have called it common sense.. But there ya go... More good news. The sooner we all get the jab the better for everyone. Normal life can resume in the summertime. Pubs clubs restaurants should reopen with international flights to foreign holiday destinations back on the agenda.

Substantial evidence to show that the ‘vaccine’ has caused significant adverse reactions and deaths.. so the research Genuine science is being suppressed for POLITICAL and FINANCIAL GAIN: They should get lip filler technical scientists to administer it also not just GPs 🤞 With only 70% efficacy will we get the needed herd immunity from this vaccine?

Why, Australia says its only 50-70% effective, is that any higher than just risking it? My god the government is actually doing something intelligent for a change 😅 The EU are screwing around. No vaillant reason why they can't approve this thing now..Just like eu bureaucrats to work at snails pace.. They must be French 🤣

Wow...getting ready in advance . Who ever thought of that should pay their advisors a big bonus That's the job 👍 All well and good but where is the exit plan, people need to know for sure what happens when the vunerable are vaccinated, we need to go back to normal, lets be honest people want the vaccine rolled out not our of fear of the virus but so we can get our lives back

my vaccine of choice goodnews They’ve also ‘requested’ that people stay home - you don’t always get what you ask for Is that just the first dose or is that 1 and 2 combined? When it does arrive, let our three great leaders. Mr Martin, Mr Ryan, Mr Varadkar, be the very first to receive the vaccine, and be broadcast live on our great channel for news, R.T.E. Let them show real leadership, for once. Don't hold your breath. On this one.

Finally a proactive move No rush lads, in your own time! The Oxford vaccine will be the game changer. Covid will be virtually wiped out. Irlanda could easily get 5 million doses of the vaccine, vaccinate the population and open the shops instead paying people to stay home. That’s my opinion. Makes sense I'll vaccinate 100s within days of EMA approval if I've stock ready in fridge. GPs/Practice Nurse can vaccinate 200k in wk1 if we're given stock ? Gov need 2 mobilise Defence Forces 2 aid delivery as HSE ColdChain = bottleneck Paschald LeoVaradkar DonnellyStephen

The EU approval agency EMA has been very slow with this....Causing unnecessary deaths....The hope is they will approve the vaccine on the 29th....Not guaranteed ... Such a small country should be fully vaccinated. What is the hold up? I am happy to have it before it is approved.