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It just gets worse and worse…

A top HSE doctor has warned that Covid-19 restrictions could be in place for another year as the Covid-19 vaccine is rolled out.

Dr Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer at the HSE, told Raidió na Gaeltachta that there could be another year of measures such as social distancing ahead before enough people had received the vaccine to protect the public from Covid-19.

He added: “In the meantime, it’s more important than ever to abide by the public health guidance so that we can stop the spread of the virus.”

Dr Henry also addressed criticism of the “slow” rollout of the vaccine, saying that the health service was administering all the doses as soon as they receive them.

He continued: “We are distributing the vaccine as fast as it comes in – we are not withholding any but a small portion for the second vaccine, so the vaccine is going out as fast as it lands.”

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