Covid-19 vaccination appointments have opened for people aged 65-69 in Northern Ireland.
GPs are currently focusing on the 70 plus age group, while seven regional vaccination centres will be offering offer vaccination appointments to 65-69 year-olds.
As of Tuesday, 191,050 people in Northern Ireland had received a first coronavirus vaccine dose. Some 22,910 people have had their second dose so far.
The public has been asked to be patient as the online booking system suffered issues due to the high volume of visitors yesterday.
In the Republic, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said people may be able to book an appointment to be vaccinated against Covid-19 by June or July.
The NI Department of Health yesterday announced that all heath and social care workers are to get a “special recognition” payment of £500 for their work during the pandemic.
Meanwhile, a programme of weekly Covid testing of pupils and staff is to be introduced in special schools in Northern Ireland at the start of February. All asymptomatic staff and pupils attending special schools in Northern Ireland will be offered regular testing using a new testing technology called LAMP (loop-mediated isothermal amplification). LAMP is a saliva based test and is expected to be easier than swab testing for children attending special schools.Tags: