The European Medicines Agency has concluded that the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine is safe.
In a press briefing held this afternoon, the agency's executive director Emer Cooke said the vaccine is an effective option to protect citizens against Covid 19.
The rollout of AstraZeneca doses in Ireland was temporarily suspended on Sunday.
The decision, which followed similar moves in several other EU countries, was made after a small number of people across the EU developed blood clots after vaccination.
The EMA committee has also concluded that the vaccine is not associated with an increase in the overall risk of blood clots.
Earlier, HSE CEO Paul Reid said they will respond quickly to whatever decision was made by the EMA.