Leaders of political parties line up to receive the Covid vaccine live on television.
Leo Varadkar, Eamonn Ryan, Mary Lou MacDonald, Catherine Murphy and Royce Shortal all told the Irish Mirror that they would take the blow in public in a bid to bolster the public name.
Taoiseh Michael Martin also said he would have no problem doing so, as long as it was not part of a “PR trick”.
The next battle in the war against Covid will be to spread the vaccine to 4.5 million people in the country.
The vaccine will start spreading in Northern Ireland on Monday, and the vaccination program will start here “in a few weeks”, according to Health Minister Stephen Donnelly.
But there is a problem with “vaccine volatility” because up to 35% of people said they would not want to take life-saving potential in surveys.
The newly elected President of the United States, Bo Biden, started rolling the ball in the United States with his offer to get the vaccine in front of the TV audience for lice, and our leaders are following the example.
A spokesman for Leo Varadkar said: “Tanaist would be very happy to receive the vaccine and administer it publicly once it has been approved by the EMA, if it helps to reassure people that the vaccine is safe.
“However, he is also very aware of the fact that he is not in a high risk or priority group and therefore those who are prioritized should not be given priority.”
His co-leader in the government is also ready.
A Green Party spokesman said: “Minister Ryan will take the vaccine as soon as it is available to him, based on a priority set by health officials.
“He is also open to doing so publicly if he feels he can help encourage others.
“There are no such plans at the moment.”
Asked if he would make the vaccine on TV, Taoissah Michael Martin said: “I do not want to create any public relations opportunity, it will not be my agenda.
“I believe the vaccine is very, very important and that I will get the vaccine and I will have no difficulty letting people know that in any way people want to be sure I am getting the vaccine.”
Sinn Féin told the Mirror: “Mary Lou MacDonald would be more than willing to do the same.
“All politicians should do everything in their power to ensure maximum intake of the vaccine.”
Labor is ready to step up to the limit, a spokesman told the Mirror last night. influenza and HPV.
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“Deputy Kelly will receive the Covid vaccine when it becomes available and in what priority it will be placed.
“The Labor Party has called for a strong public information campaign to challenge misinformation about the spread of Covid vaccines.
“The leader of our party has posted messages on social media in which he has received the flu vaccine in the past and has no problem receiving the Covid vaccine in public, as part of a campaign to promote the Covid vaccine.”
A Social Democrat spokesman said the party co-leaders would take the vaccine as soon as it was offered to them, and the party would be very happy to take part in measures that promote the widest possible introduction of the vaccine.