Galway TD calls on Government to mobilise Army to deliver Covid vaccines quicker

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A Galway East TD has called on the Government to mobilise the Army and the National Army Reserve to help deliver COVID vaccines in the quickest time possible.

Seán Canney TD said that the Army are ready, equipped, and that they have the medical expertise and logistical experience to help deliver the vaccine and help administer it.

“The National COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy as published is a document of 56 pages which is full if aspiration,” said Deputy Canney.

“People have hope that the vaccine is the way out of the pandemic, but the Government need to set out a comprehensive programme for testing.

“The Government need to utilise all organs of the state to deliver the vaccine to as many people as possible within the shortest time frame as soon as it becomes available”.

The Independent TD said we are in a ‘National Emergency’ and that a proper programme with targets and dates is needed.

“Closing down the economy is a necessity, but we need to combine that decision with a clear programme complete with delivery time and a weekly report to show progress with the vaccine.

“In this way the Government will demonstrate strong leadership in our time of need.”