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Beacon Says It Was Incorrect To Vaccinate 20 Private School Teachers

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

3:35 PM - 19 Jul 2021



Dublin's Beacon Hospital has apologised after a review found it was wrong to offer 20 teachers in a private school Covid-19 vaccines, without HSE approval.

On March 23rd, the facility vaccinated 20 teachers from a private school in Bray, Wicklow.

It happened as 20 left-over AstraZeneca vaccines were at risk of going to waste.

The Beacon Hospital later commissioned an independent review into what happened.

It has found the decision wasn't in line with the National Vaccine Priority List and did not have HSE approval.

The review also found there was an incorrect interpretation of the discretion available to the Beacon to make decisions on what to do with vaccine doses going to waste.

The board says the decision to contact the school was incorrect - but was made in good faith.

In a statement, it says "We as a board, regret that this series of events happened, and apologise for the upset caused".

But it says it has full confidence in its chief executive, Michael Cullen.

The review found the decision to contact the Bray school was taken by Mr Cullen alone.



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