The World Health Organization has said that current data does not indicate that booster vaccines are needed.
The WHO said that the most vulnerable people worldwide should be all given a vaccine before developed nations start offering booster jabs.
The comments come as the US Government say they plan to make booster vaccines widely available to all Americans, starting at the end of September.
Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly also said that The Department of Health will be working closely with the HSE over the coming months on plans for booster vaccines.
“We believe clearly that the data today does not indicate that boosters are needed,” WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said.
She said further research is needed.
A WHO senior official also said that there is enough vaccines around the world to vaccinate the most vulnerable, but they’re going to the wrong places.