Mandatory vaccination not going to happen in the Republic

Analysis: There are far bigger issues for Nphet to resolve around inoculation policy

‘Officials are already concerned about the short duration of protection provided by booster shots against Omicron, which could be as low as five weeks.’ File photograph: Getty

‘Officials are already concerned about the short duration of protection provided by booster shots against Omicron, which could be as low as five weeks.’ File photograph: Getty

Mandatory Covid-19 vaccination is the issue that refuses to go away.

It remains under consideration by the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet), according to minutes of its meeting in mid-December. Nphet will discuss the issue “at a later date” in tandem with a paper from the Department of Health on the ethical and legal considerations involved, these note.

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