Pharmacies to begin administering Covid-19 vaccines from today
The roll-out continues.
Around 1,000 community pharmacies around Ireland will begin administering Covid-19 vaccines from today.
The new phase of the Covid-19 vaccine programme will see pharmacists receiving deliveries of the Janssen single-dose vaccine.
Around 60,000 vaccines are expected to be distributed through this avenue to people aged 50 or over who have yet to receive a vaccine.
There is no need to register online for the service but people can book a vaccine appointment with a participating pharmacist.
It's thought that around 140,000 people over the age of 50 are yet to receive a vaccine.
You can view the full list of participating pharmacies on the HSE website.
It comes as Health Minister Stephen Donnelly confirmed last week that the goal of vaccinating three million people with at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine was hit over the course of the bank holiday weekend.
In a video address about the vaccination rollout programme, he said: “We are hitting three million vaccine doses administered."
"We have had a huge response from everyone who is eligible for the vaccine so far," he continued.
“To those that aren’t yet eligible, let me promise you, let me assure you that we are doing everything we can to make sure that you get an option for a vaccine as soon as possible.”
Everyone from the ages of 40 to 69 can now register for their first dose via the online vaccination portal and Donnelly himself received his first dose of the vaccine last Saturday.