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Covid-19 vaccine portal now open for those aged 18 and over

The Covid-19 vaccine portal is now open for those aged 18 and over from today. The Health Service Executive (HSE) stated that those who register will be offered an mRNA vaccine such as Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna.

The AstraZeneca vaccine will be offered if it’s made available earlier than the mRNA vaccines.

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According to the HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid, almost 5.3 million vaccine doses have been administered so far, with 79% of adults partially vaccinated and 65% fully vaccinated.

In relation to the vaccine portal opening for those aged 18 and over, Reid stated, “Our vaccination programme has been under much understandable public scrutiny. As it now opens to those aged 18-24 to register online, feeling quite proud of everyone involved,”.

If you are registering for the vaccine on the HSE website, you are required to provide your PPS number, Eircode, mobile phone number and email address.

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If you cannot provide all of the above information, you can call HSELive on 1850 241 850 for assistance with registering.

The reopening of indoor hospitality is to be discussed by Cabinet this morning after final draft guidelines were agreed upon by government officials, publicans and restaurateurs yesterday.

It is understood that time limits for diners will not be implemented but venues will still be required to close at 11:30pm, however, this closing time will undergo further review down the line.

The reopening of indoor hospitality, which is expected to take place on Monday, will see fully vaccinated individuals being granted access to dine indoors along with those who have fully recovered from the virus.

Children under the age of 18 will also be allowed to dine indoors once accompanied by a fully vaccinated individual.

Ventilation guidelines will be updated as part of the Health and Safety Authority return to work protocol which will see the installation of effective ventilation, air extraction systems and co2 monitors.

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