A Kerry TD has defended raising specific cases of people who were allegedly told not to get vaccinated by their GP on medical grounds in the Dáil.
On July 14th, Independent TD Danny Healy-Rae spoke in Dáil Éireann about constituents contacting him to say their GPs have advised them not to get vaccinated, and who were worried about not being allowed partake in indoor dining.
The Independent TD also claimed people have been told they cannot be vaccinated because they're on blood thinning medication, and claimed people have developed clots after taking one dose of a vaccine.
Deputy Healy-Rae added he does not have time to be ringing GPs in order to get clarity on medical advice before speaking on such issues in the Dáil.
The medical advice is that the risk of people – including those with a history of blood clots – developing a serious adverse reaction to vaccines is very rare.
He says he was raising the seriousness of people's issues, and will make no apologies for it.