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HSE: Covid 19 Vaccination Programme Moving Up A Gear.

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Mounting evidence chains of transmission are being broken.

The HSE says the pace of the vaccination programme is going up a gear from here-on-out.

There's increasing evidence that the chains of transmission of Covid-19 are being broken.

It comes as the Chief Medical Officer says now is the time for people to be hopeful and to start planning their summer.

The HSE's Chief Clinical Officer Dr Colm Henry says the roll out of the vaccine programme is gathering pace.

The Health Service has asked for 'flexibility' to allow the vaccine to be administered to people under the age of 50.

Larger volumes of the Johnson and Johnson doses are not due until the end of June, by which time the majority of people over 50 should have been vaccinated already.

Dr Colm Henry says the HSE is to meet with the National Immuisation Advisory Committee this week.

While the HSE didn't have enough Covid-19 vaccines to meet its scheduled appointments in a vaccination centre in Dublin on Wednesday.

It's apologising after a 'small number' of people were turned away at the last minute in the Helix in DCU.

The HSE says it only has the exact amount of vaccines needed every day, which sometimes leads to appointments being rescheduled at short notice.

This woman brought her daughter to the Helix to get the jab, but it was one of the vaccinations called off.

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