Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has received his first Covid-19 vaccine.
Donnelly received the first jab at the Shoreline Centre in Greystones, Wicklow.
The Minister thanked everyone involved outside the Shoreline Centre after getting his vaccine.
The Covid-19 vaccine portal also opened for people aged 40-44 this week, with those aged 41 invited to register today.
53% of the adult population in Ireland has now received their first Covid-19 vaccine, 25% are fully vaccinated.
Meanwhile, there has been 416 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.
74 patients are in hospital with Covid-19, 29 people are in intensive care units.
There has been concern in recent days with a surge of Covid-19 cases in Limerick and surrounding areas.
Health teams across the country have been appealing to the people of Limerick to remain vigilant and adhere to public health guidelines.