Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (877, 960)

Claire Kerrane

Question:

877. Deputy Claire Kerrane asked the Minister for Health if a strategy has been announced regarding the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccinations on the offshore islands; if on-island vaccination clinics will be set up to ensure the protection of vulnerable persons within these communities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8651/21]

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Éamon Ó Cuív

Question:

960. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Health if all those living on offshore islands who normally receive their general practitioner services on the islands will receive the Covid-19 vaccine on the islands in view of the difficulty for islanders accessing clinics on the mainland; if all islanders over 65 years of age will be vaccinated at the same time rather than by five-year age cohorts, given the relatively small population and the logistical difficulties in providing the vaccines for over-65 year olds on the islands; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8927/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 877 and 960 together.

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