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Taoiseach says largest delivery of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines to Ireland arrived today – 191,800 doses

The largest Pfizer vaccine delivery to Ireland of 191,800 doses arrived today, the Taoiseach has said.

During Leaders’ Questions in the Dail, Micheál Martin said around 183,000 people were vaccinated last week and 27.5% of the eligible population have received a first dose.

He said the HSE is now working out the logistics of new advice from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) on the use of the Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca vaccines, which have both been recommended for people aged 50 and over.

“There was very good news today in terms of Pfizer/BioNTech, I think the largest ever delivery has arrived, 191,800 Pfizer vaccines have arrived. Pfizer had proven to be particularly reliable,” he said.

“The objective is to get as many people vaccinated as we possibly can and, notwithstanding all of the obstacles that have arisen, to keep close to those targets by the end of June,” he continued.

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