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Friday, January 22, 2021

Ireland to sign up for fifth Covid-19 vaccine

With Ireland signing up to four vaccines from AstraZeneca, Jansen, Sanofi and Pfizer, a fifth vaccine produced by Moderna is to be discussed at a Cabinet meeting today.

With a vaccine efficiency of 94.1%, Moderna stated that it will apply for US and European emergency authorisation of its vaccine.

Moderna added that they have identified no serious safety concerns to date.

The Cabinet will also be updated on the progress to date of the Government’s new taskforce on the delivery of vaccines. Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has stated that it is unlikely for vaccinations to begin in December but wants them to start as soon as possible.

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