Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (939, 950)

Róisín Shortall

Question:

939. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health further to his statement in Dáil Eireann on 11 February 2021, the status of his review of the vaccine priority list for those with very serious underlying medical conditions and transplant patients; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8845/21]

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Dara Calleary

Question:

950. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Health the number of consultations he has had with the national immunisation advisory committee, NIAC, regarding persons who are immunosuppressed and their wish to receive Covid-19 vaccines sooner than planned; if he has outlined the stress that many of these patients are under as a consequence of nearly a full year of cocooning; and his plans to assist this cohort of persons. [8870/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 939 and 950 together.

The National Immunisation Advisory Committee continues to review all national and international data in order to inform the vaccine allocation process.