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Mandory Vaccination To Be Considered By NPHET

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Despite ethical and legal issues.

NPHET is planning to discuss whether mandatory vaccination for Covid-19 should be introduced.

Health officials are waiting for a report on the "ethical and legal" issues around such a move.

Members of NPHET have expressed concern at how unvaccinated people are over represented in hospitals.

Ireland has one of the highest Covid-19 vaccination rates in Europe.

However, more than half of Covid patients in intensive care are from about 5 per cent of adults who are unvaccinated, the Taoiseach said last week.

Mandatory vaccination is under consideration in Germany and has been introduced in Italy for the over-50s.

DCU professor of health systems Anthony Staines has said he is against the move.

However, Professor of Immunovirology at UCC, Liam Fanning, says mandatory vaccinations are worth considering:

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