Bradshaw welcomes domiciliary care worker inclusion as priority in vaccination programme

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has welcomed clarification domiciliary care workers who work for independent providers will be included alongside dentists, pharmacists and optometrists in the next round of the vaccination programme. However, South Belfast MLA Ms Bradshaw also renewed her call for consideration of all allied health professionals to be included at this […]

Bradshaw welcomes change in vaccination strategy

Alliance Health Spokesperson Paula Bradshaw has welcomed the Health Minister’s announcement of a change in vaccination strategy so that more people initially receive the first dose quickly. The South Belfast MLA stated: “The approval of the Oxford vaccine and further on-going indications of the significant benefit provided by a single dose mean that it is […]

Bradshaw welcomes care home residents being included in first stage of vaccinations

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has welcomed the announcement the first stage of the COVID-19 vaccination programme, starting tomorrow, will include care home residents as well as workers. The residents will be prioritised in the first stage, with the first jabs being distributed to vaccinators on Tuesday (December 8). Deployment to care homes will […]

Vaccination action plan welcome, but detail still required, says Bradshaw

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has welcomed the imminent publication of a COVID-19 vaccination action plan for Northern Ireland, but cautioned significant detail remains to be worked out. Speaking after a debate on the vaccine roll-out in the Assembly, the South Belfast MLA stated: “I welcome that an action plan has been seen by […]

Vaccine breakthrough offers tentative hope, but caution remains watchword, says Bradshaw

Alliance Health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has welcomed news of a coronavirus vaccine breakthrough which can prevent more than 90 per cent of people getting COVID-19 but warned caution is needed as the detail of the vaccine and the logistics of any delivery are worked out. Developers Pfizer and BioNTech have tested the vaccine on […]

Minister must urgently clarify situation around flu vaccine supplies, says Bradshaw

The Health Minister must urgently clarify the position around supplies of flu vaccines, after the Public Health Agency (PHA) said vaccination would be paused for under-65s. The PHA said the shortage was the result of ‘phenomenal’ demand during the pandemic, with it potentially being weeks before more vaccinations are available, due to a worldwide shortage. […]