Deal would see doctors, pharmacists vaccinate 1.5m

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly will tomorrow ask the Cabinet to approve an settlement with medical doctors and pharmacists to manage Covid-19 vaccines.

The settlement would see a fee of €60 for every affected person vaccinated made to members of the Irish Medical Organisation and Irish Pharmacy Union.

This would cowl two injections per member of the general public vaccinated.

The settlement would see the State allocate €91m for the vaccines to be administered to roughly 1.5 million individuals.

The State will meet the price of the deal supposed to run for a six-month interval earlier than being topic to a evaluation.

Doctors and pharmacists are primarily anticipated to manage the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine because it doesn’t must be saved at very low temperatures.

In the occasion of a single dose vaccine turning into out there, they are going to be paid €35 per dose.

Minister Donnelly can also be anticipated to replace Cabinet on the roll-out plans.

About 140,000 individuals are anticipated to be vaccinated by subsequent Sunday.

This will likely be made up of about 70,000 healthcare staff and roughly 70,000 residents and workers of long-care services.

It is predicted about 1.8m individuals will obtain an injection within the second quarter of this yr and an extra 1.8 million within the third quarter.

However, these projections are based mostly on vaccines which haven’t but been permitted.

based mostly on website supplies www.rte.ie

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