People in their 40s will be able to register for their Covid-19 vaccination next week despite the HSE cyber attack, HSE Chief Executive Paul Reid has said.
The vaccination portal was taken offline yesterday following a ransomware cyber-attack on the HSE’s IT systems. However, it has been confirmed as stable and is back open for people over the age of 50 to 69.
From next week, the portal will open to those aged 40 and over. Dates and details are to be confirmed.
As of Tuesday, 1.4 million people had their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine (36.02% of the population) while 514,808 have had their second dose.
The roll-out is currently on people aged between 60 and 69 years, with 68% of this cohort having received their first dose.
Department of Health has estimated that those aged 35-59 will all be offered the vaccine in June. People aged between 25 to 34 were originally expected to be vaccinated in July.