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Defence Forces ready to be deployed in next stage of vaccine roll-out

Operations already under way to ensure life-saving vials will not be wasted, writes Maeve Sheehan

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ON ITS WAY: Supplies of the AstraZeneca vaccines arrive yesterday

ON ITS WAY: Supplies of the AstraZeneca vaccines arrive yesterday

ON ITS WAY: Supplies of the AstraZeneca vaccines arrive yesterday

The Defence Forces could play a key role in surmounting the logistical problems facing the health service over the roll-out of time-sensitive vaccines to older people living in remote areas.

A senior army operations officer said the Defence Forces are capable of deploying troops to remote locations to transport older people to vaccination centres and transporting the time-sensitive vaccines to isolated regions rapidly and at short notice.


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