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good faith HSE review finds no evidence private school solicited Beacon Covid-19 vaccines

The unpublished report says the school acted in good faith and on the assurances of the hospital CEO that the offer of the vaccines was entirely legitimate

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A HSE review of the decision by the Beacon Hospital in Dublin to give Covid-19 vaccines to twenty teachers of a private school has found  there was no evidence the school had solicited the vaccines.

The unpublished report says the school acted in good faith and on the assurances of the hospital CEO that the offer of the vaccines was entirely legitimate, above board and with the permission of the HSE, RTÉ reports.

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly sought the external review.

Speaking this morning on Newstalk, the minister said “they were trying to do the right thing”.

When the issue first emerged, the minister had asked the HSE to suspend vaccine operations at the hospital.

The HSE review follows a previous independent review of the decision, which found it was “made in good faith.”

The revelations in March caused uproar at a time when the HSE roll out to the most vulnerable groups was suffering shortages.

The vaccines were given to teachers at St Gerard’s School in Bray.

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