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A leading GP believes we should focus on our booster campaign rather than mask wearing.   It comes amid calls from the INMO to reintroduce mandatory facemask rules in certain settings.   Donegal Dr Denis McCauley is the Chair of the Irish Medical Organisation’s GP Committee.   He believes our…

A County Donegal GP doesn’t think it’s too soon for the HSE to scale back its covid contact-tracing operations.   The health authority’s planning to reduce them at the end of the month, with staff at centres in Limerick and Galway to be redeployed to other government departments.   Staff…

A Donegal GP has welcomed changes to delivery of the Vaccine Booster Programme and says GP’s along could administer 150,000 doses per week.   The Tánaiste is predicting 2 million will receive boosters by the end of the year, due to the accelerated programme.   GPs will double the amount…

There have been 41 reports of Irish patients getting blood-clots after an AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.   Less than five that suffered from blood clots were associated with low platelets, according to the medicines watchdog.   All those effected were under the age 40 and got the condition after their first…

Every person who want’s a Covid-19 vaccine could be offered one by the end of June, according to the Tanaiste.   Leo Varadkar told his parliamentary party last night it’s possible based on international evidence that 10 to 15 percent refuse the jab.   However he said the official target…