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All those waiting for their second AstraZeneca vaccine will receive it within the next 10 days – Paul Reid

CEO of the Health Service Executive Paul Reid has confirmed that all those waiting to get their second AstraZeneca vaccine will receive it over the next 10 days.

Approximately 450,000 people are due to get their second AstraZeneca vaccine in Ireland.

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250,000 of those waiting have been completed over the past two weeks, Reid confirmed.

“They will all be fully completed now probably in the week commencing 12th July. So, over the next 10 days we will have completed all of those,” Reid said.

The vast majority of those in the over-50s age cohort will be fully vaccinated in 10 days time.

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From Monday, those aged between 18-34 will be able to receive a single-shot Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine in a participating pharmacy, supply depending.

Likewise, the AstraZeneca vaccine will be made available to all age cohorts also.

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