Public being prepared for mandatory vaccination
TAOISEACH MICHEÁL MARTIN has said Ireland’s voluntary vaccination system will be maintained after it emerged public health experts are exploring a mandatory system.
His comments came after minutes from a meeting of the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) revealed the issue is under discussion.
The issue is to be discussed after the Department of Health prepares a legal and ethical paper.
Minutes of NPHET’s meeting from 16 December, published on Friday, said:
“It was noted that the NPHET will discuss the issue of mandatory vaccination at a later date and this discussion will be facilitated by a forthcoming paper from the Department of Health on the relevant ethical and legal considerations pertaining to this topic.”
Speaking from Cork today, the Taoiseach said: “I think NPHET will examine every issue, so it can give advice to Government from time to time.
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