1,146,562 people have now received their first dose.
And with 445,326 people across Ireland now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, the rollout continues this week, with people aged 59 invited to register from today, Tuesday, May 4th.
On Friday, An Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that if everything goes to plan, the government believes 82 percent of the adult population will have had at least one dose of the vaccine before the end of June.
“We’re asking people to register on specific days to help us manage the demand. This will make it easier for everyone to register.” said a spokesperson for the HSE.
If you are aged:
- 58 – register on Wednesday, May 5th, or any time after
- 57 – register on Thursday, May 6th, or any time after
- 56 – register on Friday, May 7th, or any time after
- 55 – register on Saturday, May 8th, or any time after
“We will be assigning appointments by age so it doesn’t matter how quickly you register. You won’t get your vaccine any sooner if you register earlier.”
If you are aged 60 to 69, you can still register if you haven’t already. All you need is your email address, phone number, PPS number, and Eircode and you can register online here.
Image: Larry O’Brien from Clogheen, Clonakilty receives his vaccine from nurse Maria Hennessy. Photo: Brian Lougheed