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Monaghan Professor calls for healthcare workers to get booster Covid-19 jab

Oct 25, 2021 11:10 By News Northern Sound
Monaghan Professor calls for healthcare workers to get booster Covid-19 jab Monaghan Professor calls for healthcare workers to get booster Covid-19 jab
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An infectious diseases specialist has echoed calls for healthcare workers to be given a booster Covid-19 vaccine.

Many healthcare workers were vaccinated 9 months ago, and there are concerns that its effectiveness in that cohort is waning.

Professor Sam McConkey this is especially true for older healthcare staff.

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His calls come as almost 160,000 tests have been completed in the past week for Covid-19, with positivity rates just above 9 percent.

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