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Non-frontline health staff acknowledged for vaccine efforts

Apr 29 2021, 01:30    FORSA

Fórsa trade union, which represents clerical and administrative staff in Irish health services, has praised the efforts of non-frontline healthcare staff in the roll out of Covid-19 vaccines, and for their work, now underway, to ship supplies to India. The union’s head of Health and Welfare, Éamonn Donnelly, said the high volume of those registering... The post Non-frontline health staff acknowledged for vaccine efforts appeared first on Forsa.


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