Claims of vaccine hesitancy in younger groups 'premature'

Jul 2, 2021 12:07 By News Northern Sound
Claims of vaccine hesitancy in younger groups 'premature' Claims of vaccine hesitancy in younger groups 'premature'
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It follows comments from a TD this week.

Saying young people are hesitate to get the Covid vaccine is 'premature' according to a local youth worker.

TD James O'Connor this week called for a €150 payment for people born after 1996 in a bid to encourage them to get the vaccine.

A survey from the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association, which represents drug companies, showed 11 per cent of 18-25 year olds would not get the vaccine.


This compares to nine per cent of 35-44 year olds.

The Health Minister this morning said 18-34 year olds would be able to receive their vaccines from pharmacies from next week.

Speaking on The Joe Finnegan Show today, Director of Youth Work Ireland in Cavan-Monaghan Caolán Faux said the figures for younger people are no different to those for older cohorts:


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