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Up to 12,000 elderly people to be vaccinated next week

The HSE has stated that 12,000 elderly people over the age of 85 will be vaccinated by next week.

The vaccinations will begin on Monday initially for those over 85 followed by 25,000 frontline healthcare workers and 42,500 people in long-term residential care facilities over 65.

In the following two weeks, another 42,000 people, which will include some people aged 80-84, are expected to be vaccinated.

The aim is to complete all the first doses for those aged 85 and over in the next three weeks, according to HSE CEO Paul Reid.

In total, there have been 243,353 vaccine doses administered to Ireland, with 88,453 people now fully vaccinated after receiving both doses.

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