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Department considering HSE's revised vaccination plan

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The Department of Health is still considering a revised national vaccination plan submitted by the Health Service Executive.

The issue was raised briefly at Cabinet yesterday but no decision has yet been taken on the proposals. The new recommendations from the HSE on how to proceed with the national vaccination programme were submitted to the Department of Health on Monday evening.

The plan advises that vaccination continue to be age-based, with older people vaccinated before younger people. It also would allow for the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines to be given to people under 50, if there was no other vaccine available.

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