According to the report:
“Vitamin D supplements should be taken on a daily basis as part of a wider “public health measure” to help prevent Covid-19 outbreaks and other diseases.
“Specific” extra measures should be drawn up to help vulnerable at-risk groups, including an “opt out” system for people in nursing homes, prisons and health care workers.
Anyone attending Covid-19 test centres should be offered a Vitamin D supplement along with their test.
The Government should fund a new Vitamin D awareness campaign similar to the folic acid for pregnant women campaign in the early 1990s as part of Budget 2022.
Consideration should be given to reducing or removing the existing VAT rate on Vitamin D supplements to encourage more people to take the medication.
The report specifically mentions low Vitamin D levels in Ireland, saying half of 18 to 39-year-olds, one-third of 50 to 59-year-olds and two-thirds of people over the age of 80 are deficient.”
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