Let’s harness the spirit of our coronavirus response to truly transform healthcare

A Covid jab is administered at a HSE Vaccination Centre. Photo: Arthur Carron

Dr Seamus O'Mahony

I retired as a consultant physician at Cork University Hospital in February last year, just before the pandemic. During the first wave, I volunteered to return to work, but was not required. When the call went out for vaccinators, I signed up again, and began a lengthy period of retraining. I waited for several weeks and finally got a call asking if I would be willing to work in the west Cork vaccine programme.