The government’s three week window to have all over 85 year olds in the community receive their first Covid 19 vaccination is on track and will be achieved, according to Mayo Fianna Fail deputy Dara Calleary.
Midwest News is aware of many over 85 year olds in this region that have been waiting by the phone since Monday of this week, for a call from their GP, giving them a time for their vaccination, but so far that call has not come.
We are also aware of many GPs in the region who say they can’t make that call, because they have not, as yet, secured the vaccines.
Deputy Calleary says he has received many concerned calls from both GPs and over 85 year olds over the past number of days awaiting the rollout process, and he spoke with HSE West Management yesterday evening and is now confident that the target of vaccinating all over 85’s in the community over the promised three week period will be met, and the over 85s will be getting calls from their GPs by the end of this week or early next week.
Midwest News Editor Teresa O'Malley asked deputy Calleary why the rollout of the vaccine to the over 85s in this region appears, as yet, not to be happening for many...