Government Dangerously Discount Occupational Risk in New Vaccination Plan -Tóibín
Speaking in response to the new Government Vaccination plan Aontú Leader Peadar Tóibín TD stated;
"Its incomprehensible that that 46 year old person working remotely at home, not in contact with anyone from one day to the next will receive a vaccine at the same time as a 46 year old SNA working with Children with Special Needs, or a Garda making arrests at a riot or a Carer on whom another person completely depends."
"People will be shocked that this decision was made yet again with out any consultation with the professions on the front line. The Government need to be vaccinated against making crazy announcements without consultation with the affected people."
"The administration of the vaccine has been so problematic in large part because Ireland does not have a centralised database of patients and the cohort they are in and as a result vaccination lists were dependent on GPs and Consultant lists. Other countries such as Denmark have centralised databases and as result have been able to roll out the vaccine much more efficiently. This government likes to sell Ireland as a Tech Island however our Health Service is a Tech Desert and its coming back to bite us again."
"The absence of health service capacity in all its forms has been brought to the fore with tragic consequences by this illness and yet despite the massive amounts of money the government has spent, little has been done to add to that capacity.”