From today, those aged 40-44 will be eligible to register for the Covid-19 vaccine which can be achieved by phone or online. It is understood that this age group will be receiving the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
To date, more than 50% of the adult population has received at least one dose of the vaccination with over 2.7 million doses administered. Approximately 20% of the adult population is now fully vaccinated while the government plans to vaccinate 80% of the eligible population by the end of the summer.
In relation to the rollout, Minister for Health Stephen Donelly stated, “We’re moving ever closer to meeting our goal of offering vaccinations to everyone in Ireland who wants one,”.
Donnelly stated that “very encouraging advances” in technology for the Pfizer vaccine are being used which increases the vaccine’s practicality when it comes to storage as the vaccine is much easier to store than the low-temperature vaccines that have been used up until now.