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Concerns: Jonathan Buckley MLA has called for clarity from the Health Minister

Concerns: Jonathan Buckley MLA has called for clarity from the Health Minister

Concerns: Jonathan Buckley MLA has called for clarity from the Health Minister

Health bosses are facing questions after deviating from official guidance by vaccinating administrative staff who have no contact with patients.

Guidance issued by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) states that staff involved in direct patient care, non-clinical staff who come into contact with patients, laboratory and pathology staff such as funeral directors, and care assistants should be included in the first priority group.

However, it has emerged that health service office staff who are on maternity leave and others who do not come into contact with patients have received the vaccine.


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