Delivery issues with AstraZeneca has lead to the failure of administering last weeks’ vaccine target of 100,000 doses.
The delay was caused by a change in the company’s delivery schedule for this week and last week but according to the chair of the state vaccination taskforce Brian MacCraith, they were informed at a very late notice of this delay.
However, MacCraith reassured that the State can recover what it lost from next weekend stating that the delay did not cause an actual reduction in deliveries.
In total, the delay will affect the delivery of 25,000 vaccines. Part of the government’s vaccination plan is to administer 100,000 doses per week this month and eventually increase it to 200,000 and 300,000 in April.
There has been a total of 435,895 vaccinations administered so far in Ireland.