The National Immunisation Advisory Committee won't make a decision on the use of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine in Ireland until next week.
The group met yesterday and today to discuss the latest advice from European regulators.
The European Medicines Agency has found a possible link between the vaccine and very rare blood clots.
In the Dáil Stephen Donnelly confirms no decision on the use of Johnson and Johnson until next week
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However, the EMA insists the benefits of the jab outweigh the risks.
Speaking yesterday, the Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said he hopes NIAC's advice will be that those under 60 can still get the single-dose vaccine.
However, we'll have a few days to wait if NIAC wants to impose any restrictions on Johnson and Johnson's vaccine.
In the Dáil, this afternoon Stephen Donnelly confirmed no decision will be made until next week.