Vaccine Delay For Family Carers ‘Slap In The Face’ – Norton

An Ennis councillor has accused the Health Minister of delivering a ‘slap in the face’ to family carers after it was revealed that they will have to wait longer for a COVID-19 vaccine than professional carers.

Minister Stephen Donnelly says the decision is based on the clinical advice of the National Immunisation Advisory Committee.

Independent Councillor Ann Norton contracted COVID-19 back in April of last year, and is also a carer for her daughter Nicole, who has cerebral palsy.

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The Barefield representative says she and others in her position are being disrespected.