The Irish Government has contacted all EU member states offering to buy any Covid-19 vaccines which have not yet been used.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin asked his officials to contact all member states, with a number of leads emerging in the past week.
It was announced yesterday that Ireland will buy one million Covid-19 vaccines from Romania.
Romania stopped the importation of Covid-19 vaccines due to a slow uptake among its population.
“In principle we have reached an agreement that would supply us with a million mRNA vaccines and obviously there are logistical issues to be gone through but it is very good news,” Martin said.
On Monday, participating pharmacies will begin vaccinating 18-34-year-olds who wish to avail of the single shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine.