People aged between 18 and 34 will be able to register to receive a Johnson & Johnson vaccine in pharmacies from Monday.
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly this morning announced that the “significant acceleration” of Ireland’s vaccine programme will allow younger people to get a one-shot Janssen vaccine in pharmacies in just a few days’ time.
People can register with their local pharmacies when booking systems are opened.
The National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) this week confirmed that it was to allow the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen and AstraZeneca jabs to be used in younger people.
Around 750 pharmacies around the country will begin to administer the vaccines to the younger cohort.
Online registration for people aged 30 to 34 year olds through vaccination centres will open on July 9.
The accelerated roll-out comes amid warnings of another wave of Covid-19 cases with the Delta variant.