People Before Profit TD, and Health spokesperson, Gino Kenny, has called on the government to urgently prioritise the 60-69-year-old cohort as the Delta variant begins to circulate around the country.
The TD made the call whilst adding that the Delta variant could pose a significant danger to those who have not yet been fully vaccinated.
He said: “With the presence of the Delta variant confirmed in this country and seeing the issues it is causing in the U.K, with the Johnson government’s Scientific Advisory Group issuing a consensus statement that this variant is 60% more transmissible, it is now incumbent on the government to prioritise the completion of the vaccination programme for the 60-69 cohort in particular. People of this cohort and other older and vulnerable people who have not gotten their double vaccination could be in a precarious position if the vaccine is not fully administered. The government need urgently complete the vaccination of these cohorts.”