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79-year-old Dublin woman first in Republic of Ireland to get Covid-19 vaccine

A 79-year-old woman from Dublin has become the first person in the Republic of Ireland to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.

Annie Lynch, a grandmother from Dublin’s inner city, was vaccinated at St James’ Hospital at around 1.30pm this afternoon.

She said: “I feel very privileged to be the first person in Ireland to receive the vaccine.

“Like everyone else I have been waiting for the vaccine and I really feel like there is a bit of hope there now. It’s brilliant that it’s here. Everything was explained very clearly to me beforehand.”

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said today is a “ray of light” after a “trying year” in Ireland.

The vaccine rollout will continue to increase in the coming weeks and months.

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