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1,532 People Vaccinated In The Midlands Yesterday

1,532 people received covid vaccines from the HSE in the midlands yesterday.

1,532 people received covid vaccines from the HSE in the midlands yesterday.

538 people attended the mass vaccination centre in Portlaoise, 508 were jabbed in Tullamore, and 486 in Moate.

In total, just over 26,500 boosters were administered in Ireland yesterday.

Infectious diseases expert Professor Sam McConkey says the HSE needs to aim for much more:

With the Omicron variant now making up 11 per cent of Irish cases, the Cabinet has been discussing speeding up the rollout programme. 

That's likely to see more resources for GPs and pharmacists as well as pop up vaccine centres and later opening hours for existing ones. 

It comes as the length of time between a person's second dose and booster has been reduced from five months to three, following advice from NIAC.

Minister Stephen Donnelly says they're looking into how to support GPs and pharmacists:

Social Democrats co-leader Catherine Murphy says her party will be raising the issue in the Dáil later:

Here's the latest on mass vaccination centres operating in the midlands this week:

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