The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has confirmed that Ireland’s Covid-19 vaccine roll-out won’t reach 250,000 doses per week until June.
Speaking to RTE’s News at One, the Health Minister revealed that the ramp up of vaccines won’t reach its peak target until June.
The news comes as the Government announced that the country is expected to receive almost 4 million vaccine doses over the next three months.
However despite the Health Minister saying that the roll-out is progressing well, it is expected that the vast bulk of vaccines won’t be arriving into the country until the end of the current quarter.
Donnelly told RTE that a total of 130,000 were administered last week and it is expected that number will be increasing over the coming weeks ahead with 95% of vaccines being administered to people within the first seven days after their arrival into the country.
The Health Minister also said that there are no major concerns surrounding vaccine administrators as there are currently between 500 and 600 in place with a further 900 ready to go after they have been cleared.
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