An independent report has found the decision by the Beacon Hospital to provide vaccines to teachers at a school in March was incorrect, but was made in good faith.
RTE News is reporting that the review found that proper procedures were not followed in giving the excess vaccine doses to St Gerard’s, Bray, teachers.
It said the decision to vaccinate the teachers was taken by Beacon CEO Michael Cullen alone and that “no one else participated in, or contributed to, the decision”.
The report said the decision was taken by Mr Cullen in a “time-pressured situation in the mistaken belief that the risk of doses being wasted entitled Beacon to administer the doses to anyone who was available, other than patients”.
Report author Eugene McCague said that “while the basis on which Mr Cullen made his decision was incorrect, I am satisfied that he made the decision in good faith”.