As on 9th February 2021, more than 248,000 people have been given either 1 or 2 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in Ireland in the 1st phase of the vaccine rollout.
The priorities are safety and working to protect people as quickly as we can.People who are most at risk from COVID-19 will be vaccinated first.
People in these groups are currently being vaccinated against COVID-19:
The next group to be vaccinated will be people aged 85 and older. This will start on 15 February and will continue as supplies of vaccines are available.
If you are aged 85 or older, you don't need to register in advance. Your GP will contact you when your vaccine is available.
COVID-19 vaccination will be offered to more groups as soon as possible.
Supplies of vaccines are limited at this time. Vaccines will be given as the supply arrives in Ireland. There will be no build-up of stock. The rollout of vaccines will only be limited by supply.
COVID-19 vaccines licensing and approval
There are 3 COVID-19 vaccines licensed for use in Ireland.
These are the:
Vaccines are tested for safety and effectiveness before they can be used. The HSE only uses a vaccine if it meets the required standards of safety and effectiveness.
Vaccines will be given to people most at risk from COVID-19 first. As other vaccines come through the licensing process, we will offer them to the next groups until we make it available to the general population.
For ongoing FACTUAL information about the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout in Ireland, you can go to this website here -/>