Ireland have signed a new agreement that will see the country recieve at least 4.9 million Covid-19 vaccines in 2022 and 2023.
Under the agreement which will cost €191m the country will also the option to avail of 9.8m doses over the same time period.
It is understood that the agreement was part an overall deal between Pfizer BioNtech and the EU.
The deal was made as the Government say scientific evidence suggests that variants of Covid-19 virus will continue to evolve over the coming years ahead.
The Government say the agreement will allow the country to avail of updated doses which will deal with the threat of any potential new variants.
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