People aged between 65 and 69 can register for their Covid-19 vaccine from tomorrow 3 weeks ago

People aged between 65 and 69 can register for their Covid-19 vaccine from tomorrow

The Minister for Health called the move "an important step forward" in the vaccine programme.

People aged between 65 and 69 will be able to register to receive a Covid-19 vaccine from tomorrow (15 April).

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The HSE's online registration system for the vaccinations of people in this age bracket will open Thursday morning.

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has said the system will be open to those aged 69 tomorrow, to those aged 68 on Friday and "so on".

People will be able to register on the HSE's website using their PPS number and eircode and then will be called for vaccinations from next week.

The minister has said further details regarding the system will be announced later today, calling it: "An important step forward in the programme."

He wrote on Twitter: "All of us in the Department of Health, HSE and taskforce are working flat out to ensure we keep getting vaccines administered as quickly as possible.

"We are guided by safety and the clinical advice and will continue to be as vaccination is our pathway out of this pandemic."

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This morning, Taoiseach Micheál Martin will hold talks with the HSE and the vaccine task force to discuss potential changes to Ireland's vaccine rollout.

It comes as recent concerns surrounding the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines look likely to lead to a shake-up of Ireland's vaccine rollout.