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Booster vaccine programme for over-60s to begin in Ireland next week

The Covid-19 booster programme for over-60s will begin in Ireland from next week.

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said those aged between 60-69 will receive their booster vaccine in mass vaccination centres.


While, those over the age of 70 will receive their vaccine at GP surgeries.

Donnelly said the final details are currently being worked through with the HSE.

Anyone who got the AstraZeneca vaccine will be given a Pfizer/BioNTech as their booster vaccine.


The Minister said he has also asked the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Tony Holohan for his view on booster vaccines for those who originally received a single shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

“We’re looking for authorisation for that,” he said.

IMAGE – Army Spc. Angel Laureano holds a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., Dec. 14, 2020. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)


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