Suspension of vaccine operations at the Beacon necessary to restore public confidence

27th March 2021 - Senator Martin Conway

The decision to instruct the HSE to suspend vaccine operations at the Beacon Hospital is necessary to restore public confidence in the vaccination programme, a Fine Gael Senator has said.

Martin Conway, Fine Gael Seanad spokesperson on Health, said, “I welcome the decision today by Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly to direct the HSE to suspend vaccine operations at the Beacon Hospital in Sandyford, Dublin.

“I believe that this was a necessary step in order to restore public confidence and trust in the rollout of vaccinations.

“The provision of vaccines to a private school by the Beacon was totally wrong and should not have happened. Queue jumping of this nature is unethical, immoral and cannot be allowed to happen again.

“Public confidence in the rollout of vaccines is critically important and I believe that this swift action by the Minister will help protect the integrity of the programme.

“We have been through so much as a result of Covid-19, but the vaccine is the light at the end of the tunnel for all of us,” Senator Conway concluded.

 

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