Wait Time To Get Booster Jab C...


Wait Time To Get Booster Jab Cut To Three Months


07:39 14 Dec 2021

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The wait time between a second Covid-19 vaccine and a booster jab has been reduced from five to three months.

Details were announced last night by Health Minister Stephen Donnelly, following new NIAC advice.

It comes as the Chief Medical Officer warns the Omicron variant now accounts for 11 percent of Covid cases here, up from less than one percent a week ago.

Meanwhile hundreds of health staff are to be redeployed to administer vaccines in the coming weeks in a bid to accelerate the booster programme.

The Irish Times reports opening hours at mass vaccination centres will be extended and boosters may be provided in more GPs and pharmacies in response to the Omicron threat.

The details are set to be included in an updated HSE vaccination plan, which's expected to be published tomorrow.

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