A major rollout of the covid vaccination programme is to get underway from today.
Up to 80 thousand people aged over 85 will start getting the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines over the next 3 weeks.
They will receive the jab in either their local GP practice or in one of 40 vaccination centres nationwide.
It comes as a further 788 new cases and 17 deaths have been reported.
There are currently 928 people in hospital with Covid-19 - up 46 in the last 24 hours - while 157 patients are in ICU.
There are currently 42 intensive care beds available in the public system, while 9 hospitals have no spare ICU capacity.