6.1 C
Ireland
Wednesday, March 3, 2021

4,000 people received Covid-19 vaccine in Ireland during first few days of vaccination campaign

The Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said this afternoon that 4,000 people received the first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 jab in the first few days of vaccinations last week.

The rollout of the country’s Covid-19 vaccination programme gets under way at nursing homes this week.

HSE chief executive Paul Reid said the residents and staff at 25 nursing homes are due to receive their first doses of the vaccine this week.

Reid said they wanted to target the most vulnerable – those residents and staff in nursing homes – in the next three weeks and follow that up with the second dose in the following three weeks.

Donnelly said the vaccination campaign will be scaled up to around 35,000 this week.

POPULAR

Last week’s vaccine target of 100,000 doses missed following delay

Delays at AstraZeneca have lead to the failure of administering last week's vaccine target of 100,000

Number of people in hospital with Covid-19 falls below 500

News figures show that hospital admissions have dropped below 500

COVID-19: 359 new confirmed cases in Ireland

Health officials have confirmed a further 359 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland. Fourteen further people diagnosed with the virus...

Here are the best movies on TV tonight

Tuesday 2nd March: Backwater - VIRGIN ONE - 11:30pm The Tourist - SKY ONE - 10:00pm
Ireland
overcast clouds
6.1 ° C
6.1 °
6.1 °
84 %
2.2kmh
91 %
Wed
10 °
Thu
7 °
Fri
7 °
Sat
5 °
Sun
10 °