Everyone over 18 can register for an mRNA Covid-19 vaccine from tomorrow as rollout is now "ahead of schedule" 3 months ago

Everyone over 18 can register for an mRNA Covid-19 vaccine from tomorrow as rollout is now "ahead of schedule"

Ireland is currently the fastest country in the OECD for Covid-19 vaccinations.

Everyone aged over 18 will be able to register for an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine from tomorrow as Ireland's vaccine schedule is now "ahead of schedule".

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It means everyone aged 18-24 will be able to get a Pfizer or Moderna jab soon, just days after registration opened to 25-29-year-olds.

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly confirmed the news on Tuesday, saying that the vaccine programme is now "ahead of schedule".

"All those 18+ can register for an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer/Moderna) from tomorrow," he said.

"This is because our vaccination programme is ahead of schedule and continues to perform really well. Huge thanks to our vaccination teams and volunteers in vaccination centres."

As of yesterday, people aged 18 to 24 can also "opt in" to receive an AstraZeneca vaccine at a centre and people aged 18 to 34 are also able to register to receive a Janssen vaccine from pharmacies.

Ireland is currently the fastest country in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for Covid-19 vaccinations.

The country also ranks 12th in the 38 OECD member countries in terms of vaccines administered.

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The figures, which compare the seven-day rolling average of the 38 countries in the OECD, show that Ireland, in the seven days up to 18 July, has been vaccinating 1.24% of the population per day, or 8.68% in the last week alone.

To register online for a vaccine, you will need a mobile phone number, an email address, your PPS number and your Eircode.

If you do not have these things, you are advised to call the Covid-19 helpline to register by phone instead.

For more information on how to register for a Covid-19 vaccine in Ireland using the new portal, check out JOE's handy guide here.