Clare TD Says It’s ‘Difficult’ To Have Confidence In Vaccine Rollout Timeline

Clare’s Independent TD believes it’s ‘difficult’ to have confidence in the timeline laid out by the government for the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.

It follows concerns around shortfalls of jabs due to heightened caution around the use of the AstraZeneca and the Johnson and Johnson vaccines, though Pfizer will provide an extra 545,000 doses to Ireland this quarter.

The government has said it’s still committed to its initial target of 80 percent of all adults having a first vaccine by June.


Scariff-based Deputy Michael McNamara claims an enhanced sense of urgency is needed by the government to complete the rollout of the jab.