Calls for more children to get covid vaccinated

A senior member of NPHET says there’s “considerable evidence” that schools are not major sites of Covid-19 transmission.

Professor Philip Nolan says the Delta variant presents a “new challenge” and that Covid safety measures will need to be strictly enforced.

Around 65 per cent of 12-17 year olds have registered to get a vaccine ahead of the new school term.

Damien McCallion, the HSE’s national lead on the vaccination programme, is urging more children of that age to come forward:

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