The Government Is Willing To Meet With Teachers And Gardai To Explain Changes To The Vaccine Rollout Programme 

Health officials say research shows age is the dominant factor in people becoming very sick or dying from covid


 

The new priority list means people will receive their jab based on age and not occupation, once the most vulnerable groups have been vaccinated.

Health officials say research shows age is the dominant factor in people becoming very sick or dying from covid.

The HSE's Chief Clinical Officer Dr Colm Henry explains.

"Give you an example, those aged 60 to 64 have a 70 times increased risk of death compared to those aged 20 to 34 should the contract COVID-19 and are 20 times more likely to be admitted to ICU, and seven times more likely to be hospitalised. the learning we're getting is that age remains the the single most powerful predictor of severe illness"

 

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