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Large majority of over-85s will get first Covid-19 vaccine by end of this week – Donnelly

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said the large majority of over-85s will have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine by the end of this week.

The Minister told the Oireachtas Committee on Health there are some over 85s who are housebound and have not yet been vaccinated and “individual solutions” are being put in place.

Donnelly said the latest figures he had showed the State had received 520,000 vaccines while the forecast is to have administered some 500,000 by the end of this week.

He further said the HSE is seeing a 95 per cent reduction in the Covid-19 infection rate of hospital staff.

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