Ireland's first Covid-19 vaccine recipient gets her second dose 1 month ago

Ireland's first Covid-19 vaccine recipient gets her second dose

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The first person in Ireland to receive the Covid-19 vaccine has been given her second dose today.

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Annie Lynch, a 79 year-old woman from Dublin, was the first person in Ireland to be vaccinated against Covid-19 last month and today received the second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

The mother of three, who has 10 grandchildren, received the jab in St James Hospital and expressed her hope of seeing her family again soon.

Ms Lynch received her first jab on December 29, and said at the time: “I feel very privileged to be the first person in Ireland to receive the vaccine.

“Like everyone else I have been waiting for the vaccine and I really feel like there is a bit of hope there now. It’s brilliant that it’s here. Everything was explained very clearly to me beforehand.”

140,000 Covid vaccines are set to be administered by next Sunday, according to Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly.

Donnelly said that 71,000 vaccines have been administered to our frontline healthcare workers and 23,000 to residents and staff of long-term care facilities.

"We are on track for 140,000 doses to be administered by next Sunday (24 January) which will see first doses administered in our nursing homes and over 71,000 of our frontline healthcare workers," Donnelly said on Tuesday morning.

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