Easing of Restrictions

An Taoiseach outlined the next steps in our recovery plan on Friday May 28th. Measures will continue to be in place to support the recovery and an Economic Recovery Plan to chart a course through the summer and beyond will be published next week. The Plan will set out a new phase of supports, investment…

Vaccine Rollout Update

Mary was delighted to recently receive her one shot J&J vaccine at the mass vaccination centre in the Helix Dublin. The HSE says 2.6 million vaccine doses have been administered. 1.8 million of those are first doses and just over 800,000 are second doses. Registration on the online system is open for all those aged…

Vaccine Hub- Kings Inn Street

HSE & Salvation Army’s vaccination hub in Kings Inn Street aimed to vaccinate 700 homeless people, and they have achieved much more- vaccinating over 2000! Mary was delighted to have the opportunity to visit the Hub and congratulate and thank all involved.

Repeal the 8th- 3rd Anniversary

On the 3rd anniversary of the historical referendum which repealed the 8th Amendment of our Constitution, Mary called on the Minister for Health to provide details of the review of the Health Regulation Termination of Pregnancy Act 2018 and to outline how and when the review will be undertaken. Mary called for an Independent Expert…

Vaccine Registration Portal

From Thursday 15 April, people aged 65 to 69 can register online for their COVID-19 vaccination appointment. A PPS number, eircode, a mobile phone number and an email address are needed for registration. Alternatively people can call HSELive on 1850 24 1850 to register over the phone. To avoid delays or traffic issues on the…

Rapid Antigen Testing

Mary was delighted to participate in a pop up testing centre for Covisal rapid antigen tests last week. A scientific expert Group has recommended the use of rapid antigen testing for various sectors including sports, business and education. Rapid antigen testing combined with the vaccine roll-out brings real hope for a nearer easing to Covid…

Vaccine Update

Mary has received the following update regarding vaccine deliveries & administration rollout: Ireland’s COVID-19 vaccination programme strategy is to distribute all available vaccine as quickly as is operationally possible, prioritising those who are most vulnerable to COVID-19. The programme is based on the principles of safety, effectiveness and fairness, with the objective of reducing severe…

Vaccine Rollout Update

Following a new safety alert received late on 13th March from Norway, and pending receipt of further information from the European Medicines Agency, on the precautionary principle the National Immunisation Advisory Committee has recommended a temporary deferral of the administration of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca® in Ireland for the week commencing the 14th March 2021 (Sunday)….

Restrictions Update

Last night An Taoiseach made the difficult announcement to the nation that Level 5 restrictions would remain in place until April 5th. The decision to extend Level 5 restrictions is difficult and will have considerable impact on all parts of our economy and society. However we continue to have an unacceptably high level of disease…

Vaccines Update

Mary has recieved an update from the Minister on the vaccine rollout. The vaccination of those aged 85 and older started on Monday 15th of February, with 20,000 mRNA doses scheduled to be delivered this week as part of the roll-out to those aged 85 and older. It will be double that in following weeks….