Tipperary IWA Calls For Vaccine For People With Physical Disabilities

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Irish Wheelchair Association (Source: IWA Website)

The Irish Wheelchair in Tipperary has called for the Government to prioritise people with disabilities in the Covid vaccination plan, amid concerns over vaccine supplies.

they have not been recognised as a vulnerable group by the Government

Michael Doyle, from the IWA, said: “Many people with physical disabilities are at severe risk of Covid due to health condition that could cause complications and hospitalisation, yet they have not been recognised as a vulnerable group by the Government […] People we support are eager to get the vaccine and are highly concerned about how long they will wait with vaccine supplies lower than expected […] We urge the Minister for Health to urgently include people with disabilities on the priority list to ensure protection”.

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