5 May 2021

Covid-19: GPs inundated by over 65s wanting vaccination

From Morning Report, 7:23 am on 5 May 2021

Doctors are being inundated by over 65s who thought they could get their vaccine from this week - but can't.

The government's roll out plan says over 65s who don't fall into earlier high risk groups, and people with conditions that make them more susceptible to Covid-19 will be vaccinated "from May".

The Ministry of Health says for most in this group of 1.7 million the call ups won't even begin until the end of the month.

Health correspondent Rowan Quinn reports.