The Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine will not arrive into until mid February the Taoiseach has said.
It is understood that the Taoiseach’s comments come after it was previously reported that the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly was in discussions to secure an early delivery of vaccines before the European Medicines Agency approval.
However it is believed that plans to secure early vials have been dealt a blow as the European Commission have said that vaccines cannot be delivered to member states before approval.
Speaking about the vaccine on Wednesday the Taoiseach said that the Government will ramp its plans for distribution of the vaccine once it is approved, but the vaccine itself will not arrive in the country until mid February at the earliest.
It is expected that the EMA will decide whether or not to approve the vaccine on January 29th.
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