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Why is there continued rage against the Covid-19 vaccine?

Despite a huge drive urging people to get the jab to protect themselves against Covid many remain unconvinced. Experts on the frontline explain why some are so reluctant

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Some people do not intend to get the Covid-19 vaccine

Some people do not intend to get the Covid-19 vaccine

Dr Joe McEvoy

Dr Joe McEvoy

Dr Laurence Dorman

Dr Laurence Dorman

Paul Gallagher, independent councillor in Derry and Strabane District

Paul Gallagher, independent councillor in Derry and Strabane District

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Some people do not intend to get the Covid-19 vaccine

The New Year, our second during the pandemic, got started with an appeal to the unvaccinated. Chief Medical Officer Dr Michael McBride took to the airwaves again to urge those who had not yet received their booster jab to do so as soon as possible.

After a post-holiday period during which more than 30,000 new cases of Covid-19 and a further 15 deaths were reported, it felt more like a New Year’s-esque Groundhog Day, when the excesses of the holidays — going out for a meal, visiting a pub or hugging a loved one — finally caught up with us.

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Dr Joe McEvoy

Dr Joe McEvoy

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