Ireland is to hit the one million Covid vaccine mark today.
Supply issues has meant that the Government has not met its target which was due to be 1.25 million vaccines by the end of March.
Professor Luke O’Neill said vaccination is the only way to meet the virus head-on and he said he was hopeful with the arrival of new vaccines into Irelan soon.
One in six adults in Ireland have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.
Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly also said that Ireland currently has one of the lowest rates of Covid-19 in Europe.
It comes as the health service in Ireland plans to ramp up its vaccine programme following months of setbacks and missed targets.
Despite plans to administer one million doses of Covid-19 vaccines throughout April, the Government revised down its target to around 860,000 vaccines.
Donegalcontinues to roll out its vaccine programme locally including the Vestry Centre at St Conal’s Campus and also at the main LYIT campus in Letterkenny.
Minister Donnelly said the programme is working well.
“The no (number) of people with Covid in ICUs has fallen by about 75% since peak in late January.
“We’ve one of the lowest rates of Covid-19 in Europe now. We’re making huge progress.”Tags: