Thursday, 11 February 2021

Questions (277, 286)

Joan Collins

Question:

277. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Health if guidelines are in place in order that the Covid-19 mRNA vaccines will be offered to front-line healthcare workers who are pregnant (details supplied). [7670/21]

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Bríd Smith

Question:

286. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Health the alternatives that are available to a general practice nurse who is 22 weeks pregnant and who under the new guidance issued on 5 January 2021 is scheduled to receive a vaccine (details supplied) and who will be part of the team rolling out a vaccine clinic at their practice; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that NIAC have advised that the vaccine should not be given during pregnancy; his views on the fact that even if this nurse receives the first dose they will be over 33 weeks pregnant by the time the second dose is scheduled to be given 12 weeks later; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7717/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 277 and 286 together.

As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the deputy directly.