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Not getting the Covid jab unless you’ve health reasons is like drink-driving – we need to wake up those resisting

Mary McCarthy


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Health Minister Stephen Donnelly. Photo: Julien Behal

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly. Photo: Julien Behal

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly. Photo: Julien Behal

With Covid cases reaching 3,700, our hospitals are under serious pressure again, and those who have chosen not to get the jab are making the situation worse. Until now, people have been asked nicely to get the vaccine, which resulted in a very high vaccination rate, but the problem is we have zero buffer zone in our health system, so even having just 10pc unvaccinated is a problem.

We have a vaccine that does not fully stop the spread, so breakthrough infections mean some vaccinated people will get seriously ill, but the data are clear: if you are not jabbed, the risk of ending up in ICU is massively higher.


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