Vulnerable and elderly people living in communities need some clarity regarding when they will be able to access the Covid-19 vaccine, according to Roscommon-Galway TD Michael Fitzmaurice.
He is calling for the vaccination programme to be expedited, pointing out that the UK, that has left the European Union, has more vaccinations administered to its citizens than the entire EU bloc of countries at present.
While there is a welcome emphasis of rolling out the vaccine in nursing homes and to frontline hospital staff here, the deputy questions how other elderly or vulnerable people who are living out in the community will be included.
Home carers going out to the elderly and vulnerable people in our communities also need to be prioritised, he argues.
But, he told Midwest News today, they seem to have been forgotten about by government and he is now demanding that these groups are given a calendar of when they can reasonably expect to avail of a vaccine.