No plans to move pregnant women up the vaccine queue

The deputy CMO says there are no plans to move pregnant women up the vaccine queue after reports linking Covid to stillbirths.


Health officials yesterday said there have been four preliminary reports of this where the virus could have been a factor.


But Dr Ronan Glynn says the details around the stillbirths have not yet been confirmed.



He says officials will wait for more information before changing any health advice.


39 more people have died from Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland.  462 new cases of the virus have also been reported in the latest set of figures released by the Department of Health.


Fewer than 5 cases were detected in the counties of Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal.


303,550 have received their first dose of the vaccination while 142,924 have received the second dose.


19 people are being treated for Covid-19 in the North West’s two main hospitals.  There are people being treated in Sligo University Hospital and there are 14 patients in Letterkenny University Hospital.


2 patients are in ICU in Sligo and 1 in Letterkenny’s ICU department.