Leitrim Councillor concerned over slow roll out of vaccine to over 70s

A Leitrim Councillor has expressed his concern about the pace of rolling out the Covid vaccine to the over 70s.

It’s hoped 100,000 people will receive a Covid 19 vaccine this week and just over 120,000 people in the country have been fully vaccinated to date.

The government hopes that almost everyone over the age of 70 will be vaccinated by the end of May – but Councillor Des Guckian says he is doubtful the target will be met.

He feels that people over 70 are very frustrated at the vaccination plans and more needs to be done to speed up the roll out of the jabs to the most vulnerable: