The Tanaiste believes that the covid-19 vaccination targets set for June will be met.
The Government has previously said 82% of adults in the Republic would be offered a vaccine by the end of the second quarter of the year.
Leo Varadkar says despite AstraZeneca revising down targets for this month he believes the overall government plan can be achieved:
"I do believe that the target of 82% by the end of June can be met.
That's absolutely the target we’re still working towards and we're going to pull out all the stops to achieve that, but it is caveated by one factor that is not under control and that is the supply of vaccines particularly from AstraZeneca."
Earlier Taoiseach Micheal Martin did admit there were challenges to the supply of vaccines.
However, he maintained that "the target is still the target".