Ireland is to receive 545,000 additional doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine this quarter.
The additional doses will be delivered between April and June.
Welcome news that Ireland will be receiving close to 545,000 extra BioNTech-Pfizer vaccines, starting this month. https://t.co/MD4L0FdHup
— Micheál Martin (@MichealMartinTD) April 14, 2021
It comes after 50 million additional doses of the Pfizer covid vaccine have been secured by the EU.
100 million covid vaccinations have been administered across the bloc so far.
EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Europe's in a 'race against time' to vaccinate people, and the extra doses - in addition to the 200 million already agreed - will 'speed up' the process.
The Pfizer jab has played a significant role in Ireland's vaccination rollout.
More than 788,000 doses of the vaccine have been administered here so far.