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NHI welcomes NIAC decision on second booster

Wednesday April 6, 2022

6th April 2022: Nursing Homes Ireland has welcomed NIAC recommendation for rollout of a second booster vaccination for persons aged 65+. Tadhg Daly, NHI CEO states: “Covid19 is widespread within our communities and this has direct implications for nursing home residents and staff. The vaccine has enhanced levels of protection for residents against the virus and it is critical we do not allow its effectiveness wane. We have advocated NIAC and public health prioritise consideration for rollout of the second booster and the decision is welcome. The requirement now is to prioritise nursing home residents in expediting and achieving effective rollout of the vaccination. Our engagement with public health in this regard continues.”

Tadhg Daly, NHI CEO, is available for further interview. Interviews will be facilitated by Michael McGlynn, NHI Communications & Research Executive, who can be contacted at 087 9082970.