NIAC expected to recommend J&J vaccine be used used on over 50s

The National Immunisation Advisory Committee is today expected to recommend the Johnson and Johnson vaccine be used on people over 50.

NIAC is also likely to say it can be used on under-50s if another vaccine is not available.

The European Medicines Agency says the one-shot jab has a possible link to rare blood clots, but the benefits outweigh the risks.

Donegal Dr Denis McCauley who is chair of the GP committee with the IMO - says the caveat that under 50s can use the Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be good for those unlikely to return for a second dose: