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Taoiseach claims target of vaccinating 82% of population by June remains

An Taoiseach has said the target to have over 82% of the population vaccinated by June remains.

Speaking during Leaders’ Questions, he said supply has been an ongoing issue, stating that the issues with AstraZeneca deliveries in particular is a problem.

Martin said the interval between doses of the vaccine and the decision on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be considered by NIAC at their meeting tomorrow.

“Depending on the outcomes of a lot of that, the situation could improve significantly,” he said.

“Overall 1.2m vaccines have been administered and had an impact on nursing homes and mortality,” he said, stating: “the target is still the target”.

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