Circular approving vaccinations for 'special groups, individuals' was 'error of judgement' - health dept

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The health dept has withdrawn a circular which said ministers would get to jump the queue for a vaccine.
The health dept has withdrawn a circular which said ministers would get to jump the queue for a vaccine.
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The story: A Department of Health circular that would have seen ministers and their staff jumping the queue and getting the Covid-19 jab before their age cohort has been withdrawn.

Circular content: The circular allowed "ministers, deputy ministers, premiers and MECs, as well as their direct staff" to be vaccinated.

U-turn: After pushback, the department on Tuesday withdrew the circular.

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