The head of the HSE has hailed today as a ‘momentous day’ as he traveled to take possession of the first batch of Ireland’s Covid vaccine.
Paul Reid confirmed the first batch of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is due to arrive this morning.
Mr Reid made his remarks on Twitter.
He said “An early morning start to a momentous day. Heading off to take receipt of the first delivery of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine for the HSE. There will be better days ahead for sure. For now, stay safe.”
Ireland is to receive 9,750 doses of the vaccine today but will receive close to 30,000 more doses in the next week.
The country’s first inoculations are set to begin on Wednesday with older people resident in nursing homes and healthcare workers in direct contact with patients first on the list to be vaccinated.Tags: