People aged 46 asked to register for Covid vaccine

Those aged 45 will be encouraged to book an appointment from Sunday.
People aged 46 asked to register for Covid vaccine

People aged 46 can now register for a Covid-19 vaccine.

Registration opened for people aged between 45 and 49 this week.

Those aged 45 are encouraged to book an appointment from Sunday onwards.

People can register for their jab by going to or calling 1850 24 1850.

Meanwhile, the HSE chief executive, Paul Reid, has said about 45 per cent of adults in the Republic have had their first dose of a Covid vaccine.

More than 15 per cent of the population was fully vaccinated, Mr Reid tweeted on Saturday. He said more than 2.3 million vaccines have been administered, not including data from GPs.

Around 290,000 vaccine doses were administered last week, with one million in total expected to be delivered in May.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said on Friday: “The vaccination programme is going really well, with very strong momentum. Last week, 290,000 people were vaccinated.

“We’re somewhere close to 280 this week and something similar next week.

“Over a million will have been administered in May. It think that’s very, very good news. And we continue with that momentum going forward. I think it’s good news all round.”

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