Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Questions (694)

Holly Cairns

Question:

694. Deputy Holly Cairns asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if employees of his Department have received Covid-19 vaccines due to their role in the Department; if so, the rationale for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2394/21]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The allocation of the COVID 19 vaccine is a matter for the Department of Health and further information is available on their website: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/39038-provisional-vaccine-allocation-groups/.

The rollout of the COVID 19 vaccination programme is the responsibility of the HSE.

I understand that my officials have requested that appropriate consideration would be given to prioritising the availability of the vaccine to key workers in high-risk settings.