Traveller Vaccination Priority and Roll Out
Pavee Point advocated the Government prioritise the vaccination of Traveller and Roma populations, considering the populations’ life expectancy, poor health outcomes and overcrowded/sub-standard, congregated living conditions.
We also recommended a consistent national approach, including special measures, to vaccinating vulnerable Traveller and Roma communities. See our report and recommendations.
In April 2021 we published two briefings on vaccine implementation and roll out for Travellers.
Recommendations for Traveller Vaccine Roll Out Plan
Briefing on Traveller and Roma COVID-19 Vaccination Implementation Plans
Older Travellers Take the Vaccine
Vaccine for Traveller Primary Health Care Workers
Traveller Primary Health Care Workers are operating in 27 projects around the country. They are playing an integral role in improving Traveller health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
They are working in their communities to
disseminate public health guidance, create Traveller-specific resources and provide
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE).
For information on COVID19 vaccination go to the HSE website