Up to 50% no shows for boosters in Ireland

The Chief Executive of the Health Service Executive has said there is an “early phenomenon” of high non-attendance for Covid-19 vaccine booster appointments.

In some centres, Paul Reid said, the figure is as high as 50%.

“Certainly we are seeing … people not coming forward for a high number of appointments made and it’s really important if you’re offered a booster appointment, that you take it up,” he told a HSE media briefing.

“We have seen some no-show rates and some centres varying from 25% to 50%.

“It’s a really important call to everybody … we are going to be dealing with significant numbers of the population and we need those appointments utilised.”

Mr Reid said the non-attendance may be “due to a sense of security among people feeling they have had two vaccines and don’t need a booster.”

The HSE has committed to 200,000 booster vaccines a week, increasing to 250,000 over time.

Read More: https://www.rte.ie/news/2021/1118/1261626-virus-covid-politics/

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  1. Yeah, the flippening is coming, wait for mandatory boosters and yearly jabs, might take the banks to do a bail-in and take people’s money. Either way, it’s not if, it’s when the herd makes the shift. 

  2. Mr Reid said the non-attendance may be “due to a sense of security among people feeling they have had two vaccines and don’t need a booster.”
    Mr Reid has quite the gift for comedy.
    How about non-attendance being due to a sense that they’ve made a bloody huge mistake and want to minimise further damage to their health?
    Immune erosion. It’s the coming thing. Look for it in a vaccinated person near you.