The HSE’’s national lead on the vaccine roll-out programme Damien McCallion has said he expects that people in their 20s to be fully vaccinated by the end of September.
Meeting this target, however, is based on supply.
Speaking on RTÉ’s News at One, Mr McCallion said they are seeing more stability with supply and this is a particularly busy period for vaccinations.
He said more than 340,000 people were vaccinated last week, the biggest week so far, and supply permitting, they expect another 300,000 people to be vaccinated this week, next week and the following week.
He said two of the biggest deliveries of Pfizer vaccines, over 318,000, are due to arrive into the country over the next two weeks, which will give supplies a boost.
Mr McCallion said there are three busy coming up and from then on, there will be a lull in supply as the forecast for Pfizer and Moderna vaccines supplies change.
People aged 38 can register for a Covid-19 vaccine today and Mr McCallion said he expects those in their 30s to receive their first dose in June into July and to be fully vaccinated at the end of August.
He said those in their 20s will receive their first dose in August and their second dose in September.