THE Department is exploring the possibility of people under the age of 30 getting the Covid-19 vaccine earlier than those in the 30-50 age group.
Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has asked his officials to look at a possible revision of the order of age groups scheduled to be vaccinated.
Department officials are to examine whether they feel if such a decision would impact on the transmission of Covid-19.
A couple of weeks ago, the Irish Government changed the rollout to an age-based system.
The booking portal for those in the 65-69 age bracket opened this week on a gradual basis and people aged 67 can now register for their vaccine.