Micheál Martin says he won't skip the queue for Covid vaccine 11 months ago

Micheál Martin says he won't skip the queue for Covid vaccine

However he said that he would have no issue with getting vaccinated publicly.

Micheál Martin has said that he will not be skipping the queue to get the Covid vaccine, as the most vulnerable members of society should be looked after first.

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An Taoiseach said that he had "no issue" being vaccinated in public, but that he will follow the guidance that has been issued, meaning he will not be among the first entitled to the vaccine.

Speaking to RTÉ on Wednesday morning, Martin said: "The advice is that any available vaccine now should go to somebody who needs it to stay alive, or who needs it to avoid serious illness.

"Given the fact that we have low volumes coming in at the end of this month, I think it should go to somebody who needs it more than I do."

This discussion comes after Joe Biden and Mike Pence in the US have both been vaccinated live on television, as have a number of other major American politicians.

The full interview can be seen here:

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It emerged earlier on Wednesday that a Cabinet Minister has tested positive for Covid-19, and that all Ministers are restricting their movements while awaiting a Covid test and result.