The first Covid-19 vaccine will be administered in Ireland on December 30th.
Almost 10,000 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine will arrive in the country on St Stephen's Day.
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says a second shipment of tens of thousands of doses will arrive in the first week of January and every week from then.
The HSE will begin the roll-out on December 30th.
Some very tough news today as we announced new measures to stop the spread of Covid. This is a difficult time, and will not be the Christmas we wanted but better times are coming. Vaccines will be rolled out soon - a beacon of light after a hard year. https://t.co/sQ41v06VxQ
— Stephen Donnelly (@DonnellyStephen) December 22, 2020
Main Image: The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is administered to a personal support worker at Ottawa Hospital in Canada. Picture by: Adrian Wyld/AP/Press Association Images