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.
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.
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.