The HSE is expected to announce when the Covid-19 vaccine portal will be open for those aged 40 to 45 later this week.
It is expected that the HSE will outline its plans for the next phase of the vaccination programme in the coming days.
The HSE say those in this age cohort will receive either the Pfizer or Moderna Covid-19 vaccine.
The news comes after it was announced on Tuesday that a total of 2.5 million doses have been administered to date.
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