Why Are There Vaccinations Going To Waste?
Aontú Leader & Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín has raised serious concerns over reports of Covid-19 Vaccinations across Ireland that are going to waste, and the effect this will have, particularly on young people, in getting back to a normal way of life!
An Teachta Tóibín: "After a poor start to the roll-out of the Vaccination and insufficient procurement of Vaccines, it is positive to see the roll-out beginning to function as it should and needs to. However, I am deeply concerned about reports I have received from healthcare professionals and volunteers from across the country of Covid-19 Vaccinations remaining unused which are set to expire in coming weeks. The most concerning example was of 500 vials/2,500 doses (Each vial equals approximately 5 doses) of the J&J Vaccine going unused at a Vaccination clinic in Swords which are set to expire in the coming weeks. This is despite pharmacies having significant waiting lists for Vaccinations. There are similar, provisional reports from across the countries. Despite offers from other Vaccination clinics and pharmacies to take these unused Vaccinations, logistical issues have prevented them being moved!”
“2,500 doses of the J&J is another 2,500 people vaccinated. Reopening has been dependent on vaccine roll out. There is a cost to society of vaccines not being used in time. Vaccines going to waste delays our vaccination efforts and slows down our long-awaited return to normality. There needs to be immediate clarity from the Minister for Health and the HSE as to reports of unused Vaccinations and their response to ensure these Vaccinations do not go to waste.”