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Midlands Immunologist Warns That Over 12s Won't Be Fully Vaccinated For Weeks

The Cabinet sub-committee on Covid will meet later to discuss the final phase of reopening.

The Cabinet sub-committee on Covid-19 meet later to discuss the final phase of reopening society and the economy.

The roadmap is to be published tomorrow, with particular emphasis expected on the return of live events and the reopening of offices.

However, no major changes are believed to be happening until the third week of September.

Dr. Denis McCauley, chair of the Irish Medical Organisation's GP Committee, believes the government's roadmap to reopening will only work if those socialising indoors are vaccinated: 

While an increase in Covid-19 cases is likely due to the reopening of schools, despite some children over 12 getting their first vaccine dose, according to a midlands immunologist. 

It comes as the Chief Medical Officer looked to reassure parents that school's haven't been a major source of disease transmission so far. 

1,706 new cases of covid-19 were reported yesterday, with 361 patients are now in hospital with the virus. 

Professor of experimental immunology at Trinity College, Mullingar's Kingston Mills says we won't see the benefit of children being vaccinated for some weeks:

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