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COVID vaccinations continuing despite HSE cyber attack

May 14, 2021 13:05 By radiokerrynews
COVID vaccinations continuing despite HSE cyber attack COVID vaccinations continuing despite HSE cyber attack
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The system for referring people to get a Covid-19 test is down because of this morning's HSE cyber attack.

GPs will be asking people to attend a walk-in testing centre instead - but existing appointments will go ahead.

All of the HSE's IT systems have been shut down - and it's liaising with Gardai and the National Cyber Security Centre.

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The National Ambulance Service isn't affected - and HSE chief executive Paul Reid says neither are Covid vaccinations.

A spokesperson for the HSE says all scheduled Covid 19 tests and vaccination appointments in Kerry are going ahead today .

Anyone with an appointment should attend.

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Existing swabbing appointments are not impacted and will go ahead today as scheduled.

As the GP and Close Contact testing Referrals system is not available, GPs will advise patients to attend as walk-ins if necessary.

The centre at Tralee is accepting walk-ins this afternoon - priority will be given to people who are symptomatic and/or close contacts.

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It is important that anyone who is a close contact or with symptoms continue to self-isolate/restrict movements as required.

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