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Doctors’ Group Welcome “Historic” Community-Based Vaccination

THE start of community-based Covid-19 vaccination for elderly people in Clare who are 85 and older has been described as “historic” by a doctors’ group. The Irish College of General Practitioners, the professional and training body for General Practitioners in Ireland, has welcomed the start of the next phase in the country’s Covid-19 vaccination programme, as GP-led clinics and GP practices begin the process of vaccinating their over 70’s patients around the county. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be administered by 70% of GPs and practice nurses in their own premises. Practices with less than 200 patients over 70 will either buddy with a nearby practice or invite their patients to vaccination centres. Patients will be contacted directly for appointments by their own GPs. Dr Nuala O’Connor, the ICGP’s Clinical Lead on Covid-19, said this is the start of the recovery from Covid-19 for many people, and is an historic moment. “GPs look forward to vaccinating this cohort of …

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