Damien McCallion

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Damien McCallion said : "We are not happy with the issues that have been identified and the service that's there, but that's no reflection on our staff" External link

breakingnews-ie Monday, January 23, 2023 5:25:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We are not happy with the issues that have been identified and the service that’s there, but that’s no reflection on our staff” External link

carlow-nationalist Monday, January 23, 2023 5:13:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We are not happy with the issues that have been identified and the service that’s there, but that’s no reflection on our staff” External link

waterford-news Monday, January 23, 2023 4:42:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We are not happy with the issues that have been identified and the service that’s there, but that’s no reflection on our staff” External link

westernpeople Monday, January 23, 2023 4:41:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "We are not happy with the issues that have been identified and the service that's there, but that's no reflection on our staff" External link

eecho Monday, January 23, 2023 4:33:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion told ( about Matthew Healy ) : “Our thoughts are with the Healy family this morning. It’s a terrible tragedy that no one expects when they go into a healthcare facility,” External link

thejournal Monday, January 23, 2023 3:03:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We are not happy with the issues that have been identified and the service that’s there. But that’s no reflection as a center staff who have worked really hard and continue to work hard to try and deal with some of the issues that they face and challenges in,” External link

thejournal Monday, January 23, 2023 3:03:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "It's important to understand there's a range of people who make up that number," External link

RTERadio Thursday, January 12, 2023 8:49:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "Those who believe they may be seriously ill and require emergency care should of course come to hospital, but we would urge others to consider seeking support from pharmacists, GPs, GP Out of Hours Services and Minor Injury Units," External link

RTERadio Wednesday, January 4, 2023 12:52:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion added : "We haven't yet hit the peak of the flu season, but thankfully on the pediatric side we are starting to see some drop off in the RSV virus," External link

RTERadio Wednesday, January 4, 2023 12:52:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "Those who believe they may be seriously ill and require emergency care should of course come to hospital, but we would urge others to consider seeking support from pharmacists, GPs, GP Out of Hours Services and Minor Injury Units," "These services have emergency responses in place for patients presenting with respiratory and other urgent health issues" External link

RTERadio Tuesday, January 3, 2023 2:40:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "Those who believe they may be seriously ill and require emergency care should of course come to hospital, but we would urge others to consider seeking support from pharmacists, GPs, GP Out of Hours Services and Minor Injury Units," External link

limerickleader Tuesday, January 3, 2023 1:11:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “Unfortunately we expect this incline to remain sharply upwards for a number of weeks to come, and to continue to seriously impact our hospitals and EDs,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, January 3, 2023 12:35:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "As expected, Emergency Departments are becoming extremely busy due to the unprecedented combination of very high levels of flu, Covid-19 and other respiratory illnesses in the community. " External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, January 3, 2023 10:58:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "Those who believe they may be seriously ill and require emergency care should of course come to hospital, but we would urge others to consider seeking support from pharmacists, GPs, GP Out of Hours Services and Minor Injury Units," "These services have emergency responses in place for patients presenting with respiratory and other urgent health issues" External link

RTERadio Tuesday, January 3, 2023 10:30:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "Those who believe they may be seriously ill and require emergency care should of course come to hospital, but we would urge others to consider seeking support from pharmacists, GPs, GP Out of Hours Services and Minor Injury Units," "These services have emergency responses in place for patients presenting with respiratory and other urgent health issues" External link

RTERadio Tuesday, January 3, 2023 9:29:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “Unfortunately we expect this incline to remain sharply upwards for a number of weeks to come, and to continue to seriously impact our hospitals and EDs,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, January 3, 2023 3:15:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “As expected, emergency departments are becoming extremely busy due to the unprecedented combination of very high levels of flu, COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses in the community” External link

irishexaminer Monday, January 2, 2023 11:51:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "Hospitals have arrangements locally to try and ease the pressures that they're under in terms of using private hospital capacity" External link

RTERadio Friday, December 23, 2022 11:02:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "Hospitals have arrangements locally to try and ease the pressures that they're under in terms of using private hospital capacity" External link

RTERadio Friday, December 23, 2022 3:58:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “In terms of the outpatients side of thing, we try to minimise the impact of that in terms of demand,” “Generally we try to keep that going as best we can through those tricky periods. We protect the cancer and other urgent care [and] we try to minimise scheduling some of that work needlessly in those critical weeks so that we don’t give patients the expectation of an appointment and then have to cancel” External link

irishtimes Friday, December 16, 2022 12:38:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion stated : “Of particular concern at present is the increased length of stay and the high numbers of patients in our hospitals where there are delays in the transfer of their care,” External link

irishtimes Friday, October 28, 2022 10:02:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : ”We are we are seeing increased incidence of Covid-19, RSV and influenza the population. “There has been a particular increase in both RSV and influenza with a significant increase in RSV in children under 4 years old. We are also continuing to see growth in Covid-19 cases, with some impact of the new Covid-19 sub-variant BQ.1” External link

independent-ie Friday, October 28, 2022 5:29:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "We do anticipate that this winter will be difficult. We see the risks in terms of Covid and flu together. " External link

RTERadio Friday, September 30, 2022 9:56:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "We know that there will continue to be people who want to get their primary vaccine dose or their first or second booster. This includes those who may have had Covid-19 in the previous four months, those who have recently become eligible by age, or those who have recently arrived in Ireland," External link

RTERadio Thursday, June 16, 2022 7:40:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion told : “You can imagine what’s involved in standing up all of this every time and stepping down and stepping it up again. It’s a huge logistical exercise,” External link

thejournal Saturday, May 14, 2022 10:50:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion told : "You must have a four-month gap minimum since your last vaccination in terms of your last booster. And also if you have been Covid positive you have to have a four-month gap," External link

irishexaminer Friday, April 22, 2022 12:21:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The huge level of infection in recent weeks means some people can’t come for their boosters immediately – but more than 600,000 are now eligible and should get their booster dose for their best protection,” External link

carlow-nationalist Wednesday, January 19, 2022 4:30:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The huge level of infection in recent weeks means some people can’t come for their boosters immediately - but more than 600,000 are now eligible and should get their booster dose for their best protection,” External link

eecho Wednesday, January 19, 2022 4:16:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The huge level of infection in recent weeks means some people can’t come for their boosters immediately – but more than 600,000 are now eligible and should get their booster dose for their best protection,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, January 19, 2022 3:35:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The huge level of infection in recent weeks means some people can’t come for their boosters immediately - but more than 600,000 are now eligible and should get their booster dose for their best protection,” External link

breakingnews-ie Wednesday, January 19, 2022 3:34:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “This is primarily for public health purposes,” External link

independent-ie Friday, January 14, 2022 6:07:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "People will go to the 'book a test' section on the HSE website, or then be directed based on their age and also in terms of their particular group that they're in," "They will be directed to a web link which will allow them then to book an antigen test or a PCR test as appropriate. On the antigen test, people will get a box of five and they must take a test for three consecutive days on receipt of those, but still follow the public health guidance and this is really important" External link

RTERadio Friday, December 31, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion told : "We'll continue to provide a service, we will continue to provide access and continue to open up slots for people," External link

bbc Tuesday, December 28, 2021 10:01:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion told : "From Wednesday 29 December we will be offering it to people aged 30 to 39 in vaccination centres and pharmacies. Some GPs are already vaccinating that group," External link

RTERadio Friday, December 24, 2021 5:03:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion added : "I know it's difficult for people waiting for results but the advice remains the same, if you have symptoms you should isolate" External link

RTERadio Friday, December 24, 2021 5:03:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion told : "From Wednesday 29 December we will be offering it to people aged 30 to 39 in vaccination centres and pharmacies. Some GPs are already vaccinating that group," External link

RTERadio Friday, December 24, 2021 3:01:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion added : "I know it's difficult for people waiting for results but the advice remains the same, if you have symptoms you should isolate" External link

RTERadio Friday, December 24, 2021 3:01:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion added : "I know it's difficult for people waiting for results but the advice remains the same, if you have symptoms you should isolate" External link

RTERadio Friday, December 24, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “Clearly, we will look to have longer walk-in clinics to deal with some of the issues that came up this morning,” External link

thejournal Monday, December 13, 2021 1:04:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “Clearly, we will look to have longer walk-in clinics to deal with some of the issues that came up this morning,” External link

thejournal Monday, December 13, 2021 3:43:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We know there’s been some challenges around the appointment scheduling, and we apologise to people who maybe have been impacted by that,” External link

thejournal Thursday, December 9, 2021 11:10:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We accept that the system, if you like, hasn’t worked as smoothly, given the level of, I suppose, of human interaction that’s involved on our side and across the whole process,” “On balance, when we made that decision we wanted to make sure two things really, one is that people would have the maximum choices of where to get vaccinated to make it as easy as possible and secondly to maximise the capacity” External link

thejournal Thursday, December 9, 2021 11:10:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We know there’s been some challenges around the appointment scheduling, and we apologise to people who maybe have been impacted by that,” External link

thejournal Thursday, December 9, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We accept that the system, if you like, hasn’t worked as smoothly, given the level of, I suppose, of human interaction that’s involved on our side and across the whole process,” External link

thejournal Thursday, December 9, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We are trying to enhance the system,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, December 9, 2021 5:33:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We accept that the system, if you like, hasn’t worked as smoothly, given the level of, I suppose, of human interaction that’s involved on our side and across the whole process,” External link

thejournal Thursday, December 9, 2021 4:56:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “So if you take UCD, you’ve options in terms of Citywest, Croke Park, Shoreline,” “So there’s a range of centres… if people see that there are queues in one area, they may be able to decide to go to an alternative centre or wait until those queues abate over the day” External link

thejournal Thursday, December 9, 2021 4:56:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We are trying to enhance the system,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, December 9, 2021 3:24:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We accept that the system, if you like, hasn’t worked as smoothly, given the level of, I suppose, of human interaction that’s involved on our side and across the whole process,” External link

thejournal Thursday, December 9, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “Every centre has a certain capacity, every centre has a certain number of booths and vaccinators” External link

independent-ie Thursday, December 9, 2021 3:00:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We are trying to enhance the system,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, December 9, 2021 12:45:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We expect to announce a date for those in the next week. We had said it will be around the middle of December, and we will certainly hold to that, if not earlier,” External link

breakingnews-ie Monday, December 6, 2021 12:02:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We expect to announce a date for those in the next week. We had said it will be around the middle of December, and we will certainly hold to that, if not earlier,” External link

carlow-nationalist Monday, December 6, 2021 11:38:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We expect to announce a date for those in the next week. We had said it will be around the middle of December, and we will certainly hold to that, if not earlier,” External link

eecho Monday, December 6, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We expect to announce a date for those in the next week. We had said it will be around the middle of December, and we will certainly hold to that, if not earlier,” External link

waterford-news Monday, December 6, 2021 10:56:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion told : “We’re clearly in a wave at the moment” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, November 24, 2021 8:56:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion told : “We’re clearly in a wave at the moment” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, November 24, 2021 8:02:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion added : “We have identified measures with the private sector that have helped to bolster capacity,” “But ultimately, when you’re in a wave like we’re in at the moment, where the demand is so significant right across the health care system, there will always be constraints on resources whether that’s ICU, general practice, testing – so at the moment we’re hitting levels that none of us every thought we’d hit – 100,000 was seen as the gold standard, we’re doing 200,000 a week” External link

carlow-nationalist Wednesday, November 24, 2021 2:33:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion added : “We have identified measures with the private sector that have helped to bolster capacity,” “But ultimately, when you're in a wave like we're in at the moment, where the demand is so significant right across the health care system, there will always be constraints on resources whether that's ICU, general practice, testing - so at the moment we're hitting levels that none of us every thought we'd hit - 100,000 was seen as the gold standard, we're doing 200,000 a week” External link

breakingnews-ie Wednesday, November 24, 2021 2:19:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion added : “We have identified measures with the private sector that have helped to bolster capacity,” “But ultimately, when you’re in a wave like we’re in at the moment, where the demand is so significant right across the health care system, there will always be constraints on resources whether that’s ICU, general practice, testing – so at the moment we’re hitting levels that none of us every thought we’d hit – 100,000 was seen as the gold standard, we’re doing 200,000 a week” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, November 24, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion told : “We’re clearly in a wave at the moment” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, November 24, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion added : “We have identified measures with the private sector that have helped to bolster capacity,” “But ultimately, when you’re in a wave like we’re in at the moment, where the demand is so significant right across the health care system, there will always be constraints on resources whether that’s ICU, general practice, testing – so at the moment we’re hitting levels that none of us every thought we’d hit – 100,000 was seen as the gold standard, we’re doing 200,000 a week” External link

carlow-nationalist Wednesday, November 24, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion added : “We have identified measures with the private sector that have helped to bolster capacity,” “But ultimately, when you're in a wave like we're in at the moment, where the demand is so significant right across the health care system, there will always be constraints on resources whether that's ICU, general practice, testing - so at the moment we're hitting levels that none of us every thought we'd hit - 100,000 was seen as the gold standard, we're doing 200,000 a week” External link

eecho Wednesday, November 24, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion added : “We have identified measures with the private sector that have helped to bolster capacity,” “But ultimately, when you’re in a wave like we’re in at the moment, where the demand is so significant right across the health care system, there will always be constraints on resources whether that’s ICU, general practice, testing – so at the moment we’re hitting levels that none of us every thought we’d hit – 100,000 was seen as the gold standard, we’re doing 200,000 a week” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, November 24, 2021 1:10:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion added : “We have identified measures with the private sector that have helped to bolster capacity,” “But ultimately, when you’re in a wave like we’re in at the moment, where the demand is so significant right across the health care system, there will always be constraints on resources whether that’s ICU, general practice, testing – so at the moment we’re hitting levels that none of us every thought we’d hit – 100,000 was seen as the gold standard, we’re doing 200,000 a week” External link

waterford-news Wednesday, November 24, 2021 12:56:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion added : “We have identified measures with the private sector that have helped to bolster capacity,” “But ultimately, when you're in a wave like we're in at the moment, where the demand is so significant right across the health care system, there will always be constraints on resources whether that's ICU, general practice, testing - so at the moment we're hitting levels that none of us every thought we'd hit - 100,000 was seen as the gold standard, we're doing 200,000 a week” External link

breakingnews-ie Wednesday, November 24, 2021 12:45:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The five months sort of dictates nearly the duration of the booster programme, in the sense, if someone’s vaccinated today, they’ll be entitled to a booster in five months’ time,” “There will be, I suppose, a large number initially over the coming months, and then there’ll be smaller numbers from there” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, November 18, 2021 8:36:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The five months sort of dictates nearly the duration of the booster programme, in the sense, if someone’s vaccinated today, they’ll be entitled to a booster in five months’ time,” “There will be, I suppose, a large number initially over the coming months, and then there’ll be smaller numbers from there” External link

eecho Thursday, November 18, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The five months sort of dictates nearly the duration of the booster programme, in the sense, if someone’s vaccinated today, they’ll be entitled to a booster in five months’ time,” “There will be, I suppose, a large number initially over the coming months, and then there’ll be smaller numbers from there” External link

breakingnews-ie Thursday, November 18, 2021 8:24:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The five months sort of dictates nearly the duration of the booster programme, in the sense, if someone’s vaccinated today, they’ll be entitled to a booster in five months’ time,” “There will be, I suppose, a large number initially over the coming months, and then there’ll be smaller numbers from there” External link

independent-ie Thursday, November 18, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The five months sort of dictates nearly the duration of the booster programme, in the sense, if someone’s vaccinated today, they’ll be entitled to a booster in five months’ time,” “There will be, I suppose, a large number initially over the coming months, and then there’ll be smaller numbers from there” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, November 18, 2021 7:54:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The capacity is in place to do this. There are ample supplies to roll out the programme,” External link

carlow-nationalist Wednesday, November 3, 2021 6:56:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The capacity is in place to do this. There are ample supplies to roll out the programme,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, November 3, 2021 6:56:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The capacity is in place to do this. There are ample supplies to roll out the programme,” External link

eecho Wednesday, November 3, 2021 6:36:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The capacity is in place to do this. There are ample supplies to roll out the programme,” External link

waterford-news Wednesday, November 3, 2021 6:35:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion told : “In Ireland, [among] the adult population over 18, we have the highest vaccination rates in Europe, so I suppose that’s our baseline which we’re coming from, but we know there’s a small percentage of people, for various reasons, who may not be able to get the vaccine or may not wish to receive it,” External link

carlow-nationalist Monday, October 25, 2021 4:22:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion told : “In Ireland, [among] the adult population over 18, we have the highest vaccination rates in Europe, so I suppose that’s our baseline which we’re coming from, but we know there’s a small percentage of people, for various reasons, who may not be able to get the vaccine or may not wish to receive it,” External link

westernpeople Monday, October 25, 2021 4:10:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion told : “In Ireland, [among] the adult population over 18, we have the highest vaccination rates in Europe, so I suppose that’s our baseline which we’re coming from, but we know there’s a small percentage of people, for various reasons, who may not be able to get the vaccine or may not wish to receive it,” External link

eecho Monday, October 25, 2021 2:41:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion told : “In Ireland, [among] the adult population over 18, we have the highest vaccination rates in Europe, so I suppose that’s our baseline which we’re coming from, but we know there’s a small percentage of people, for various reasons, who may not be able to get the vaccine or may not wish to receive it,” External link

carlow-nationalist Monday, October 25, 2021 2:14:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion told : “In Ireland, [among] the adult population over 18, we have the highest vaccination rates in Europe, so I suppose that’s our baseline which we’re coming from, but we know there’s a small percentage of people, for various reasons, who may not be able to get the vaccine or may not wish to receive it,” External link

westernpeople Monday, October 25, 2021 2:09:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion told : “In Ireland, [among] the adult population over 18, we have the highest vaccination rates in Europe, so I suppose that’s our baseline which we’re coming from, but we know there’s a small percentage of people, for various reasons, who may not be able to get the vaccine or may not wish to receive it,” External link

waterford-news Monday, October 25, 2021 2:00:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion told : “In Ireland, (among) the adult population over 18, we have the highest vaccination rates in Europe, so I suppose that’s our baseline which we’re coming from, but we know there’s a small percentage of people, for various reasons, who may not be able to get the vaccine or may not wish to receive it,” External link

independent-ie Monday, October 25, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We have two of the biggest deliveries coming into the country in the next two weeks,” External link

irishtimes Monday, June 21, 2021 8:27:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We have two of the biggest deliveries coming into the country in the next two weeks,” External link

irishtimes Monday, June 21, 2021 5:51:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We are very conscious that those medically vulnerable groups are picked up, we are working through a solution” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "The challenges we are facing week on week are well documented around the supply challenge and we are currently awaiting some guidance from Niac," External link

irishexaminer Friday, May 14, 2021 1:35:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "We've had a reduction of what we anticipated next week but we've been assured that over the month, we'll get the full volume" External link

irishmirror Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:26:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The clinical advice at the moment is that the best vaccine is the vaccine that is offered to you now … we would encourage people obviously to inform themselves and make their own decision, but to look at that clinical advice that is there and look at the benefit that comes from vaccines,” External link

irishtimes Monday, April 26, 2021 1:01:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The clinical advice at the moment is that the best vaccine is the vaccine that is offered to you now we would encourage people obviously to inform themselves and make their own decision, but to look at that clinical advice that is there and look at the benefit that comes from vaccines,” External link

carlow-nationalist Sunday, April 25, 2021 11:17:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The clinical advice at the moment is that the best vaccine is the vaccine that is offered to you now we would encourage people obviously to inform themselves and make their own decision, but to look at that clinical advice that is there and look at the benefit that comes from vaccines,” External link

westernpeople Sunday, April 25, 2021 10:25:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The clinical advice at the moment is that the best vaccine is the vaccine that is offered to you now we would encourage people obviously to inform themselves and make their own decision, but to look at that clinical advice that is there and look at the benefit that comes from vaccines,” External link

waterford-news Sunday, April 25, 2021 10:22:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The clinical advice at the moment is that the best vaccine is the vaccine that is offered to you now we would encourage people obviously to inform themselves and make their own decision, but to look at that clinical advice that is there and look at the benefit that comes from vaccines,” External link

carlow-nationalist Sunday, April 25, 2021 9:52:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The clinical advice at the moment is that the best vaccine is the vaccine that is offered to you now … we would encourage people obviously to inform themselves and make their own decision, but to look at that clinical advice that is there and look at the benefit that comes from vaccines,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, April 25, 2021 6:02:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “Last week alone, of the projected deliveries for the next four weeks for the four vaccines, we have 12 changes in either dates of delivery or volumes,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:04:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “Last week alone, of the projected deliveries for the next four weeks for the four vaccines, we have 12 changes in either dates of delivery or volumes,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, April 21, 2021 9:55:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We’re working towards that as best we can, but it’s very much led by supply” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:45:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “Last week alone, of the projected deliveries for the next four weeks for the four vaccines, we have 12 changes in either dates of delivery or volumes,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, April 20, 2021 9:32:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We hope to sustain the turnaround times at this level going forward,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, December 18, 2019 7:22:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We would always have around 20,000 slides working through the system if things were on an even keel,” External link

carlow-nationalist Wednesday, April 3, 2019 8:59:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We have literally have had to trawl the world – from Australia to America, through Europe, to try to find capacity,” External link

carlow-nationalist Wednesday, April 3, 2019 8:59:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "We cannot answer that because we were not there at the time. That is something the department can address. All we can do is explain the context of it" External link

RTERadio Wednesday, April 3, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "We cannot answer that because we were not there at the time. That is something the Department can address. All we can do is explain the context of it" External link

RTERadio Wednesday, April 3, 2019 2:04:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "I don't want to get into speculation, we are focused on getting it as quickly as possible" External link

irishmirror Wednesday, February 13, 2019 10:30:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "The source of the advice that the minister would have been from officials in the Department of Health, including the chief medical officer. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, February 13, 2019 10:30:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “I don’t want to get into speculation, we are focused on getting it as quickly as possible” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, February 13, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “I don’t want to get into speculation, we are focused on getting it as quickly as possible” External link

independent-ie-regional Wednesday, February 13, 2019 7:05:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We sincerely apologise for any concern that that may arise as a result of this,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:22:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We know the next three months are going to be challenging,” “We can’t absolutely say when certain other peaks will happen, or the number of beds closed on any particular week can change due to infection control. So we have to try and manage the current situation and deal with it” External link

carlow-nationalist Monday, January 9, 2017 12:48:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We know the next three months are going to be challenging,” “We can’t absolutely say when certain other peaks will happen, or the number of beds closed on any particular week can change due to infection control. So we have to try and manage the current situation and deal with it” External link

westernpeople Monday, January 9, 2017 12:18:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We know the next three months are going to be challenging,” “We can’t absolutely say when certain other peaks will happen, or the number of beds closed on any particular week can change due to infection control. So we have to try and manage the current situation and deal with it” External link

waterford-news Monday, January 9, 2017 11:47:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We know the next three months are going to be challenging,” “We can’t absolutely say when certain other peaks will happen, or the number of beds closed on any particular week can change due to infection control. So we have to try and manage the current situation and deal with it” External link

theecho Monday, January 9, 2017 11:29:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We know the next three months are going to be challenging,” “We can’t absolutely say when certain other peaks will happen, or the number of beds closed on any particular week can change due to infection control. So we have to try and manage the current situation and deal with it” External link

irishexaminer Monday, January 9, 2017 6:17:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "We know the next three months are going to be challenging. " External link

newstalk Sunday, January 8, 2017 7:59:00 PM EAT



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Damien McCallion said : "We are not happy with the issues that have been identified and the service that's there, but that's no reflection on our staff" External link

breakingnews-ie Monday, January 23, 2023 5:25:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We are not happy with the issues that have been identified and the service that’s there, but that’s no reflection on our staff” External link

carlow-nationalist Monday, January 23, 2023 5:13:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We are not happy with the issues that have been identified and the service that’s there, but that’s no reflection on our staff” External link

waterford-news Monday, January 23, 2023 4:42:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We are not happy with the issues that have been identified and the service that’s there, but that’s no reflection on our staff” External link

westernpeople Monday, January 23, 2023 4:41:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "We are not happy with the issues that have been identified and the service that's there, but that's no reflection on our staff" External link

eecho Monday, January 23, 2023 4:33:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion told ( about Matthew Healy ) : “Our thoughts are with the Healy family this morning. It’s a terrible tragedy that no one expects when they go into a healthcare facility,” External link

thejournal Monday, January 23, 2023 3:03:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We are not happy with the issues that have been identified and the service that’s there. But that’s no reflection as a center staff who have worked really hard and continue to work hard to try and deal with some of the issues that they face and challenges in,” External link

thejournal Monday, January 23, 2023 3:03:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "It's important to understand there's a range of people who make up that number," External link

RTERadio Thursday, January 12, 2023 8:49:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "Those who believe they may be seriously ill and require emergency care should of course come to hospital, but we would urge others to consider seeking support from pharmacists, GPs, GP Out of Hours Services and Minor Injury Units," External link

RTERadio Wednesday, January 4, 2023 12:52:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion added : "We haven't yet hit the peak of the flu season, but thankfully on the pediatric side we are starting to see some drop off in the RSV virus," External link

RTERadio Wednesday, January 4, 2023 12:52:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "Those who believe they may be seriously ill and require emergency care should of course come to hospital, but we would urge others to consider seeking support from pharmacists, GPs, GP Out of Hours Services and Minor Injury Units," "These services have emergency responses in place for patients presenting with respiratory and other urgent health issues" External link

RTERadio Tuesday, January 3, 2023 2:40:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "Those who believe they may be seriously ill and require emergency care should of course come to hospital, but we would urge others to consider seeking support from pharmacists, GPs, GP Out of Hours Services and Minor Injury Units," External link

limerickleader Tuesday, January 3, 2023 1:11:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “Unfortunately we expect this incline to remain sharply upwards for a number of weeks to come, and to continue to seriously impact our hospitals and EDs,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, January 3, 2023 12:35:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "As expected, Emergency Departments are becoming extremely busy due to the unprecedented combination of very high levels of flu, Covid-19 and other respiratory illnesses in the community. " External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, January 3, 2023 10:58:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "Those who believe they may be seriously ill and require emergency care should of course come to hospital, but we would urge others to consider seeking support from pharmacists, GPs, GP Out of Hours Services and Minor Injury Units," "These services have emergency responses in place for patients presenting with respiratory and other urgent health issues" External link

RTERadio Tuesday, January 3, 2023 10:30:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "Those who believe they may be seriously ill and require emergency care should of course come to hospital, but we would urge others to consider seeking support from pharmacists, GPs, GP Out of Hours Services and Minor Injury Units," "These services have emergency responses in place for patients presenting with respiratory and other urgent health issues" External link

RTERadio Tuesday, January 3, 2023 9:29:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “Unfortunately we expect this incline to remain sharply upwards for a number of weeks to come, and to continue to seriously impact our hospitals and EDs,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, January 3, 2023 3:15:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “As expected, emergency departments are becoming extremely busy due to the unprecedented combination of very high levels of flu, COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses in the community” External link

irishexaminer Monday, January 2, 2023 11:51:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "Hospitals have arrangements locally to try and ease the pressures that they're under in terms of using private hospital capacity" External link

RTERadio Friday, December 23, 2022 11:02:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "Hospitals have arrangements locally to try and ease the pressures that they're under in terms of using private hospital capacity" External link

RTERadio Friday, December 23, 2022 3:58:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “In terms of the outpatients side of thing, we try to minimise the impact of that in terms of demand,” “Generally we try to keep that going as best we can through those tricky periods. We protect the cancer and other urgent care [and] we try to minimise scheduling some of that work needlessly in those critical weeks so that we don’t give patients the expectation of an appointment and then have to cancel” External link

irishtimes Friday, December 16, 2022 12:38:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion stated : “Of particular concern at present is the increased length of stay and the high numbers of patients in our hospitals where there are delays in the transfer of their care,” External link

irishtimes Friday, October 28, 2022 10:02:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : ”We are we are seeing increased incidence of Covid-19, RSV and influenza the population. “There has been a particular increase in both RSV and influenza with a significant increase in RSV in children under 4 years old. We are also continuing to see growth in Covid-19 cases, with some impact of the new Covid-19 sub-variant BQ.1” External link

independent-ie Friday, October 28, 2022 5:29:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "We do anticipate that this winter will be difficult. We see the risks in terms of Covid and flu together. " External link

RTERadio Friday, September 30, 2022 9:56:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "We know that there will continue to be people who want to get their primary vaccine dose or their first or second booster. This includes those who may have had Covid-19 in the previous four months, those who have recently become eligible by age, or those who have recently arrived in Ireland," External link

RTERadio Thursday, June 16, 2022 7:40:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion told : “You can imagine what’s involved in standing up all of this every time and stepping down and stepping it up again. It’s a huge logistical exercise,” External link

thejournal Saturday, May 14, 2022 10:50:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion told : "You must have a four-month gap minimum since your last vaccination in terms of your last booster. And also if you have been Covid positive you have to have a four-month gap," External link

irishexaminer Friday, April 22, 2022 12:21:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The huge level of infection in recent weeks means some people can’t come for their boosters immediately – but more than 600,000 are now eligible and should get their booster dose for their best protection,” External link

carlow-nationalist Wednesday, January 19, 2022 4:30:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The huge level of infection in recent weeks means some people can’t come for their boosters immediately - but more than 600,000 are now eligible and should get their booster dose for their best protection,” External link

eecho Wednesday, January 19, 2022 4:16:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The huge level of infection in recent weeks means some people can’t come for their boosters immediately – but more than 600,000 are now eligible and should get their booster dose for their best protection,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, January 19, 2022 3:35:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The huge level of infection in recent weeks means some people can’t come for their boosters immediately - but more than 600,000 are now eligible and should get their booster dose for their best protection,” External link

breakingnews-ie Wednesday, January 19, 2022 3:34:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “This is primarily for public health purposes,” External link

independent-ie Friday, January 14, 2022 6:07:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "People will go to the 'book a test' section on the HSE website, or then be directed based on their age and also in terms of their particular group that they're in," "They will be directed to a web link which will allow them then to book an antigen test or a PCR test as appropriate. On the antigen test, people will get a box of five and they must take a test for three consecutive days on receipt of those, but still follow the public health guidance and this is really important" External link

RTERadio Friday, December 31, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion told : "We'll continue to provide a service, we will continue to provide access and continue to open up slots for people," External link

bbc Tuesday, December 28, 2021 10:01:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion told : "From Wednesday 29 December we will be offering it to people aged 30 to 39 in vaccination centres and pharmacies. Some GPs are already vaccinating that group," External link

RTERadio Friday, December 24, 2021 5:03:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion added : "I know it's difficult for people waiting for results but the advice remains the same, if you have symptoms you should isolate" External link

RTERadio Friday, December 24, 2021 5:03:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion told : "From Wednesday 29 December we will be offering it to people aged 30 to 39 in vaccination centres and pharmacies. Some GPs are already vaccinating that group," External link

RTERadio Friday, December 24, 2021 3:01:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion added : "I know it's difficult for people waiting for results but the advice remains the same, if you have symptoms you should isolate" External link

RTERadio Friday, December 24, 2021 3:01:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion added : "I know it's difficult for people waiting for results but the advice remains the same, if you have symptoms you should isolate" External link

RTERadio Friday, December 24, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “Clearly, we will look to have longer walk-in clinics to deal with some of the issues that came up this morning,” External link

thejournal Monday, December 13, 2021 1:04:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “Clearly, we will look to have longer walk-in clinics to deal with some of the issues that came up this morning,” External link

thejournal Monday, December 13, 2021 3:43:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We know there’s been some challenges around the appointment scheduling, and we apologise to people who maybe have been impacted by that,” External link

thejournal Thursday, December 9, 2021 11:10:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We accept that the system, if you like, hasn’t worked as smoothly, given the level of, I suppose, of human interaction that’s involved on our side and across the whole process,” “On balance, when we made that decision we wanted to make sure two things really, one is that people would have the maximum choices of where to get vaccinated to make it as easy as possible and secondly to maximise the capacity” External link

thejournal Thursday, December 9, 2021 11:10:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We know there’s been some challenges around the appointment scheduling, and we apologise to people who maybe have been impacted by that,” External link

thejournal Thursday, December 9, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We accept that the system, if you like, hasn’t worked as smoothly, given the level of, I suppose, of human interaction that’s involved on our side and across the whole process,” External link

thejournal Thursday, December 9, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We are trying to enhance the system,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, December 9, 2021 5:33:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We accept that the system, if you like, hasn’t worked as smoothly, given the level of, I suppose, of human interaction that’s involved on our side and across the whole process,” External link

thejournal Thursday, December 9, 2021 4:56:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “So if you take UCD, you’ve options in terms of Citywest, Croke Park, Shoreline,” “So there’s a range of centres… if people see that there are queues in one area, they may be able to decide to go to an alternative centre or wait until those queues abate over the day” External link

thejournal Thursday, December 9, 2021 4:56:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We are trying to enhance the system,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, December 9, 2021 3:24:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We accept that the system, if you like, hasn’t worked as smoothly, given the level of, I suppose, of human interaction that’s involved on our side and across the whole process,” External link

thejournal Thursday, December 9, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “Every centre has a certain capacity, every centre has a certain number of booths and vaccinators” External link

independent-ie Thursday, December 9, 2021 3:00:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We are trying to enhance the system,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, December 9, 2021 12:45:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We expect to announce a date for those in the next week. We had said it will be around the middle of December, and we will certainly hold to that, if not earlier,” External link

breakingnews-ie Monday, December 6, 2021 12:02:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We expect to announce a date for those in the next week. We had said it will be around the middle of December, and we will certainly hold to that, if not earlier,” External link

carlow-nationalist Monday, December 6, 2021 11:38:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We expect to announce a date for those in the next week. We had said it will be around the middle of December, and we will certainly hold to that, if not earlier,” External link

eecho Monday, December 6, 2021 11:27:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We expect to announce a date for those in the next week. We had said it will be around the middle of December, and we will certainly hold to that, if not earlier,” External link

waterford-news Monday, December 6, 2021 10:56:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion told : “We’re clearly in a wave at the moment” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, November 24, 2021 8:56:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion told : “We’re clearly in a wave at the moment” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, November 24, 2021 8:02:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion added : “We have identified measures with the private sector that have helped to bolster capacity,” “But ultimately, when you’re in a wave like we’re in at the moment, where the demand is so significant right across the health care system, there will always be constraints on resources whether that’s ICU, general practice, testing – so at the moment we’re hitting levels that none of us every thought we’d hit – 100,000 was seen as the gold standard, we’re doing 200,000 a week” External link

carlow-nationalist Wednesday, November 24, 2021 2:33:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion added : “We have identified measures with the private sector that have helped to bolster capacity,” “But ultimately, when you're in a wave like we're in at the moment, where the demand is so significant right across the health care system, there will always be constraints on resources whether that's ICU, general practice, testing - so at the moment we're hitting levels that none of us every thought we'd hit - 100,000 was seen as the gold standard, we're doing 200,000 a week” External link

breakingnews-ie Wednesday, November 24, 2021 2:19:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion added : “We have identified measures with the private sector that have helped to bolster capacity,” “But ultimately, when you’re in a wave like we’re in at the moment, where the demand is so significant right across the health care system, there will always be constraints on resources whether that’s ICU, general practice, testing – so at the moment we’re hitting levels that none of us every thought we’d hit – 100,000 was seen as the gold standard, we’re doing 200,000 a week” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, November 24, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion told : “We’re clearly in a wave at the moment” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, November 24, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion added : “We have identified measures with the private sector that have helped to bolster capacity,” “But ultimately, when you’re in a wave like we’re in at the moment, where the demand is so significant right across the health care system, there will always be constraints on resources whether that’s ICU, general practice, testing – so at the moment we’re hitting levels that none of us every thought we’d hit – 100,000 was seen as the gold standard, we’re doing 200,000 a week” External link

carlow-nationalist Wednesday, November 24, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion added : “We have identified measures with the private sector that have helped to bolster capacity,” “But ultimately, when you're in a wave like we're in at the moment, where the demand is so significant right across the health care system, there will always be constraints on resources whether that's ICU, general practice, testing - so at the moment we're hitting levels that none of us every thought we'd hit - 100,000 was seen as the gold standard, we're doing 200,000 a week” External link

eecho Wednesday, November 24, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion added : “We have identified measures with the private sector that have helped to bolster capacity,” “But ultimately, when you’re in a wave like we’re in at the moment, where the demand is so significant right across the health care system, there will always be constraints on resources whether that’s ICU, general practice, testing – so at the moment we’re hitting levels that none of us every thought we’d hit – 100,000 was seen as the gold standard, we’re doing 200,000 a week” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, November 24, 2021 1:10:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion added : “We have identified measures with the private sector that have helped to bolster capacity,” “But ultimately, when you’re in a wave like we’re in at the moment, where the demand is so significant right across the health care system, there will always be constraints on resources whether that’s ICU, general practice, testing – so at the moment we’re hitting levels that none of us every thought we’d hit – 100,000 was seen as the gold standard, we’re doing 200,000 a week” External link

waterford-news Wednesday, November 24, 2021 12:56:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion added : “We have identified measures with the private sector that have helped to bolster capacity,” “But ultimately, when you're in a wave like we're in at the moment, where the demand is so significant right across the health care system, there will always be constraints on resources whether that's ICU, general practice, testing - so at the moment we're hitting levels that none of us every thought we'd hit - 100,000 was seen as the gold standard, we're doing 200,000 a week” External link

breakingnews-ie Wednesday, November 24, 2021 12:45:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The five months sort of dictates nearly the duration of the booster programme, in the sense, if someone’s vaccinated today, they’ll be entitled to a booster in five months’ time,” “There will be, I suppose, a large number initially over the coming months, and then there’ll be smaller numbers from there” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, November 18, 2021 8:36:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The five months sort of dictates nearly the duration of the booster programme, in the sense, if someone’s vaccinated today, they’ll be entitled to a booster in five months’ time,” “There will be, I suppose, a large number initially over the coming months, and then there’ll be smaller numbers from there” External link

eecho Thursday, November 18, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The five months sort of dictates nearly the duration of the booster programme, in the sense, if someone’s vaccinated today, they’ll be entitled to a booster in five months’ time,” “There will be, I suppose, a large number initially over the coming months, and then there’ll be smaller numbers from there” External link

breakingnews-ie Thursday, November 18, 2021 8:24:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The five months sort of dictates nearly the duration of the booster programme, in the sense, if someone’s vaccinated today, they’ll be entitled to a booster in five months’ time,” “There will be, I suppose, a large number initially over the coming months, and then there’ll be smaller numbers from there” External link

independent-ie Thursday, November 18, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The five months sort of dictates nearly the duration of the booster programme, in the sense, if someone’s vaccinated today, they’ll be entitled to a booster in five months’ time,” “There will be, I suppose, a large number initially over the coming months, and then there’ll be smaller numbers from there” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, November 18, 2021 7:54:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The capacity is in place to do this. There are ample supplies to roll out the programme,” External link

carlow-nationalist Wednesday, November 3, 2021 6:56:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The capacity is in place to do this. There are ample supplies to roll out the programme,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, November 3, 2021 6:56:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The capacity is in place to do this. There are ample supplies to roll out the programme,” External link

eecho Wednesday, November 3, 2021 6:36:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The capacity is in place to do this. There are ample supplies to roll out the programme,” External link

waterford-news Wednesday, November 3, 2021 6:35:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion told : “In Ireland, [among] the adult population over 18, we have the highest vaccination rates in Europe, so I suppose that’s our baseline which we’re coming from, but we know there’s a small percentage of people, for various reasons, who may not be able to get the vaccine or may not wish to receive it,” External link

carlow-nationalist Monday, October 25, 2021 4:22:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion told : “In Ireland, [among] the adult population over 18, we have the highest vaccination rates in Europe, so I suppose that’s our baseline which we’re coming from, but we know there’s a small percentage of people, for various reasons, who may not be able to get the vaccine or may not wish to receive it,” External link

westernpeople Monday, October 25, 2021 4:10:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion told : “In Ireland, [among] the adult population over 18, we have the highest vaccination rates in Europe, so I suppose that’s our baseline which we’re coming from, but we know there’s a small percentage of people, for various reasons, who may not be able to get the vaccine or may not wish to receive it,” External link

eecho Monday, October 25, 2021 2:41:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion told : “In Ireland, [among] the adult population over 18, we have the highest vaccination rates in Europe, so I suppose that’s our baseline which we’re coming from, but we know there’s a small percentage of people, for various reasons, who may not be able to get the vaccine or may not wish to receive it,” External link

carlow-nationalist Monday, October 25, 2021 2:14:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion told : “In Ireland, [among] the adult population over 18, we have the highest vaccination rates in Europe, so I suppose that’s our baseline which we’re coming from, but we know there’s a small percentage of people, for various reasons, who may not be able to get the vaccine or may not wish to receive it,” External link

westernpeople Monday, October 25, 2021 2:09:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion told : “In Ireland, [among] the adult population over 18, we have the highest vaccination rates in Europe, so I suppose that’s our baseline which we’re coming from, but we know there’s a small percentage of people, for various reasons, who may not be able to get the vaccine or may not wish to receive it,” External link

waterford-news Monday, October 25, 2021 2:00:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion told : “In Ireland, (among) the adult population over 18, we have the highest vaccination rates in Europe, so I suppose that’s our baseline which we’re coming from, but we know there’s a small percentage of people, for various reasons, who may not be able to get the vaccine or may not wish to receive it,” External link

independent-ie Monday, October 25, 2021 1:30:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We have two of the biggest deliveries coming into the country in the next two weeks,” External link

irishtimes Monday, June 21, 2021 8:27:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We have two of the biggest deliveries coming into the country in the next two weeks,” External link

irishtimes Monday, June 21, 2021 5:51:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We are very conscious that those medically vulnerable groups are picked up, we are working through a solution” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "The challenges we are facing week on week are well documented around the supply challenge and we are currently awaiting some guidance from Niac," External link

irishexaminer Friday, May 14, 2021 1:35:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "We've had a reduction of what we anticipated next week but we've been assured that over the month, we'll get the full volume" External link

irishmirror Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:26:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The clinical advice at the moment is that the best vaccine is the vaccine that is offered to you now … we would encourage people obviously to inform themselves and make their own decision, but to look at that clinical advice that is there and look at the benefit that comes from vaccines,” External link

irishtimes Monday, April 26, 2021 1:01:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The clinical advice at the moment is that the best vaccine is the vaccine that is offered to you now we would encourage people obviously to inform themselves and make their own decision, but to look at that clinical advice that is there and look at the benefit that comes from vaccines,” External link

carlow-nationalist Sunday, April 25, 2021 11:17:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The clinical advice at the moment is that the best vaccine is the vaccine that is offered to you now we would encourage people obviously to inform themselves and make their own decision, but to look at that clinical advice that is there and look at the benefit that comes from vaccines,” External link

westernpeople Sunday, April 25, 2021 10:25:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The clinical advice at the moment is that the best vaccine is the vaccine that is offered to you now we would encourage people obviously to inform themselves and make their own decision, but to look at that clinical advice that is there and look at the benefit that comes from vaccines,” External link

waterford-news Sunday, April 25, 2021 10:22:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The clinical advice at the moment is that the best vaccine is the vaccine that is offered to you now we would encourage people obviously to inform themselves and make their own decision, but to look at that clinical advice that is there and look at the benefit that comes from vaccines,” External link

carlow-nationalist Sunday, April 25, 2021 9:52:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “The clinical advice at the moment is that the best vaccine is the vaccine that is offered to you now … we would encourage people obviously to inform themselves and make their own decision, but to look at that clinical advice that is there and look at the benefit that comes from vaccines,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, April 25, 2021 6:02:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “Last week alone, of the projected deliveries for the next four weeks for the four vaccines, we have 12 changes in either dates of delivery or volumes,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, April 21, 2021 12:04:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “Last week alone, of the projected deliveries for the next four weeks for the four vaccines, we have 12 changes in either dates of delivery or volumes,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, April 21, 2021 9:55:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We’re working towards that as best we can, but it’s very much led by supply” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:45:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “Last week alone, of the projected deliveries for the next four weeks for the four vaccines, we have 12 changes in either dates of delivery or volumes,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, April 20, 2021 9:32:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We hope to sustain the turnaround times at this level going forward,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, December 18, 2019 7:22:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We would always have around 20,000 slides working through the system if things were on an even keel,” External link

carlow-nationalist Wednesday, April 3, 2019 8:59:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We have literally have had to trawl the world – from Australia to America, through Europe, to try to find capacity,” External link

carlow-nationalist Wednesday, April 3, 2019 8:59:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "We cannot answer that because we were not there at the time. That is something the department can address. All we can do is explain the context of it" External link

RTERadio Wednesday, April 3, 2019 5:26:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "We cannot answer that because we were not there at the time. That is something the Department can address. All we can do is explain the context of it" External link

RTERadio Wednesday, April 3, 2019 2:04:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "I don't want to get into speculation, we are focused on getting it as quickly as possible" External link

irishmirror Wednesday, February 13, 2019 10:30:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "The source of the advice that the minister would have been from officials in the Department of Health, including the chief medical officer. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, February 13, 2019 10:30:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “I don’t want to get into speculation, we are focused on getting it as quickly as possible” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, February 13, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “I don’t want to get into speculation, we are focused on getting it as quickly as possible” External link

independent-ie-regional Wednesday, February 13, 2019 7:05:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We sincerely apologise for any concern that that may arise as a result of this,” External link

independent-ie Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:22:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We know the next three months are going to be challenging,” “We can’t absolutely say when certain other peaks will happen, or the number of beds closed on any particular week can change due to infection control. So we have to try and manage the current situation and deal with it” External link

carlow-nationalist Monday, January 9, 2017 12:48:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We know the next three months are going to be challenging,” “We can’t absolutely say when certain other peaks will happen, or the number of beds closed on any particular week can change due to infection control. So we have to try and manage the current situation and deal with it” External link

westernpeople Monday, January 9, 2017 12:18:00 PM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We know the next three months are going to be challenging,” “We can’t absolutely say when certain other peaks will happen, or the number of beds closed on any particular week can change due to infection control. So we have to try and manage the current situation and deal with it” External link

waterford-news Monday, January 9, 2017 11:47:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We know the next three months are going to be challenging,” “We can’t absolutely say when certain other peaks will happen, or the number of beds closed on any particular week can change due to infection control. So we have to try and manage the current situation and deal with it” External link

theecho Monday, January 9, 2017 11:29:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion said : “We know the next three months are going to be challenging,” “We can’t absolutely say when certain other peaks will happen, or the number of beds closed on any particular week can change due to infection control. So we have to try and manage the current situation and deal with it” External link

irishexaminer Monday, January 9, 2017 6:17:00 AM EAT

Damien McCallion said : "We know the next three months are going to be challenging. " External link

newstalk Sunday, January 8, 2017 7:59:00 PM EAT



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director18.18%EN01/03/202203/01/2022
national director9.09%EN01/03/202203/01/2022
director for emergency management72.73%EN01/09/201709/01/2017
Names Lang Count
Damien McCallionEN100.00%
Damian McCallionEN0.00%


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