The council of SCPI support the HSE vaccination programme for Covid-19. We encourage all our members to avail of the vaccine when it is offered to them and where appropriate for their individual circumstances. If any member is concerned about their suitability to receive the vaccine we recommend they discuss this with their GP.
We feel that getting everyone vaccinated is the best way that we can protect ourselves, our patients and our families against this disease. We advise that patients of podiatrists are likewise encouraged to avail of the vaccine when it is offered to them. Any patients who may have concerns about the vaccine and their suitability for it are advised to discuss this with their GP.
Vaccines are tested and shown to be both safe and effective. We therefore encourage all members and patients for whom vaccinations are recommended to be vaccinated.
Podiatrists as front line health workers have been putting themselves at risk throughout this pandemic for the benefit of their patients. The vaccine along with the other public health guidelines including the use of masks when appropriate will help us to further protect those most vulnerable and expedite an end to this pandemic.
The details of the vaccination programme offered to SCPI members will be communicated in due course as the information is given.