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People under 30 could be vaccinated earlier under new plan

As a wider reopening of society is scheduled in May, people under the age of 30 may be vaccinated earlier in an attempt to reduce the spread of Covid-19 under new plans being considered by the Department of Health.

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has asked for a re-examination of the order of age groups who are scheduled to receive the vaccine so that people aged 18-30 can be vaccinated after those over 60.

This decision has been made ahead of the Level 5 lockdown ending as there are concerns that those under 30 are more likely to gather in large groups which will, in turn, lead to more infections.

The country is expected to reopen after the May bank holiday which will include the reopening of non-essential retail and personal services such as hairdressers.

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