Around four million people will be vaccinated against Covid-19 by the end of September, according to government plans.
Government projections show that every eligible person who wishes to get the vaccine should be able to access the service within the next nine months.
Up to 700,000 people are to receive the coronavirus vaccine by the end of March.
An expected increase in deliveries will see a further 3.7m vaccinations carried out from April to the end of June and another 3.8m doses between July and the end of September.
Those in long-term residential care (staff and residents), frontline healthcare workers, and those aged over 70 are being prioritised for vaccines in the next two months. 1.57 per cent of the population has been vaccinated as of Tuesday 13th January.
This is the provisional order in which people in Ireland will be vaccinated against COVID-19:
- People aged 65 years and older who are residents of long-term care facilities (likely to include all staff and residents on site)
- Frontline healthcare workers
- People aged 70 and older
- Other healthcare workers not in direct patient contact
- People aged 65-69
- Key workers
- People aged 18-64 with certain medical conditions
- Residents of long-term care facilities aged 18-64
- People aged 18-64 living or working in crowded settings
- Key workers in essential jobs who cannot avoid a high risk of exposure
- People working in education sector
- People aged 55-64
- Other workers in occupations important to the functioning of society
- Other people aged 18-54
- People aged under 18 and pregnant women