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No Decision On J&J Shot Until Next Week Says Minister

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04:27 22 Apr 2021


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There won't be a decision on the roll-out of the Johnson and Johnson until early next week.

That's according to Health Minister, Stephen Donnelly.

The National Immunisation Advisory Committee met earlier today to discuss the issue.

It's also looking at the spacing out of the distance between doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly told the Dáil he's not expecting a decision today:

"As colleagues will be aware, NIAC is currently examining the EMA's recent position on the Johnson and Johnson vaccine."

"I expect a recommendation early next week from NIAC on that."

HSE: Restrictions Will "Significantly" Hamper Progress

The HSE says limiting the use of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine will “significantly” hit the rollout plan.

Ireland expects to receive 605,000 doses of the vaccine by the end of June.

HSE boss Paul Reid says any limit on how it can be used would be a major blow.

"That 605,000 are a key part of our delivery for Q2, and a key part of what we're striving, to get the outcomes we want."

"If they can't be used, it significantly impacts us."


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