Ireland is on track to have its one millionth dose of a Covid-19 vaccine administered this week.
HSE CEO Paul Reid has said that the millionth dose was delivered to Ireland last Thursday, and it is expected to be given in the next two days.
“We’ll continue to administer whatever supplies we get as efficiently as possible,” Mr Reid tweeted.
The groups who are currently being vaccinated against COVID-19 are high risk patients, people aged 70 and older, healthcare workers and people aged 65 years and older who live in long-term care facilities.
The next groups to be offered vaccines will be people aged 65 to 69 at high risk, other people aged 65-69 and people aged 16 to 64 who are at high risk (group 7).
Following this, the rollout will switch to an age-based system.
As of last Friday (2 April) there have been 923,878 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Ireland. 655,292 people have received their first dose and 268,586 people have received their second dose.
NPHET reported no new deaths and 320 new cases of Covid-19 yesterday. No county data was provided over the weekend due to the Easter holidays.