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Vaccinations for 40 to 44-year-olds to begin mid-June

Those aged 40 to 44 who registered for the Covid-19 vaccine are expected to receive their vaccines by the middle of June.

This comes as the online vaccine booking portal for this age group is scheduled to open this week.

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This also follows the Tánaiste’s announcement that the government plans to vaccinate 2.5 million adults by the end of July.

Currently, only 20% of the population is fully vaccinated with approximately 50% of adults receiving their first vaccine dose.

The government also aims to administer at least one vaccine dose to 80% of the population by the 30th of June.

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Although the targets are promising, HSE chief Paul Reid has stated that it’s difficult to give a fair commitment to the vaccine administration due to the unpredictability of the J&J vaccine deliveries.

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