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Why just 55% of Irish people would take a Covid-19 vaccine

Paul Moynagh, Professor of Immunology and Director of the Kathleen Lonsdale Institute for Human Health research at Maynooth University, joined Shane Beatty on the show to discuss new survey results finding that just 55% of Irish people would take a possible Covid-19 vaccine.

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10.31 26 Oct 2020


Why just 55% of Irish people would take a Covid-19 vaccine


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10.31 26 Oct 2020


Just over half the population would take a Covid-19 vaccine if there was one, according to a survey commissioned by the pharmaceutical industry. Men are more likely to take the vaccine, and older people more than the young, the survey for the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association suggests.

Paul Moynagh, Professor of Immunology and Director of the Kathleen Lonsdale Institute for Human Health research at Maynooth University, joined Shane Beatty on the show to discuss these figures, as well as whether a vaccine would be a "silver bullet" in our battle against the virus.


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