94,000 people in the Republic of Ireland have now been vaccinated against covid-19.
71,000 of them have been administered to frontline healthcare workers.
We have now vaccinated about 1.9% of our population. Our vaccination journey is just beginning and there’ll be bumps on the road but great credit to @paulreiddublin and his team for this achievement while also caring for large numbers of patients with Covid in our hospitals. https://t.co/LuLKuM3XxK
— Stephen Donnelly (@DonnellyStephen) January 19, 2021
Meanwhile, the remaining doses have gone to staff and residents in long term residential facilities.
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says the country is on track to have 140,000 doses administered by Sunday.
This week will also see people starting to receive their second dose of the vaccine.
Stephen Donnelly will today ask Cabinet to approve a 91 million euro deal for doctors and pharmacist to administer the covid vaccine.