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Monday 25 September 2023 Dublin: 18°C

# HSE briefing

Last year
'Too early' to say if Covid-19 vaccines will become regular winter jab, says Henry
The HSE Winter Plan was launched last month.
PCR testing system could be re-opened to all age groups, Colm Henry says
HSE Chief Clinical Officer said that he does not foresee any changes to mask wearing guidelines in the immediate future.
HSE boss Reid says 'stable' ICU numbers are encouraging for hospital system
Paul Reid said the Omicron variant is still having a significant impact on the health service.
Hospitals under 'relentless pressure' as at least 8,500 HSE staff absent due to Omicron
HSE Chief Paul Reid says there is “absolutely no doubt” that Covid case numbers are much higher than the daily recorded figures.
All time
Delta variant to 'outmatch' Ireland's supply of Covid-19 vaccines in coming weeks
Some 4.5 million vaccine doses have been administered to date, and over two million people are fully vaccinated.
HSE chief says there are 'some concerns' over delivery schedules of J&J jab
The HSE has not yet received delivery dates for the J&J vaccine in June.
GPs report patients 'dropping their guard' amid reports of some becoming symptomatic for second time
HSE CEO Paul Reid said the positivity rate among close contacts is a “cause for concern”.
HSE chief Paul Reid: There are 'obvious gaps' in governance of private nursing homes
Paul Reid said the target of having 90% of tests for Covid-19 turned around in three days has not been met and it is currently at 83%.
'We have zero backlog': HSE says Ireland's Covid-19 testing backlog has been cleared
The HSE said that acquiring personal protective equipment for healthcare workers remains “challenging” at an operational update this morning.