The Taoiseach has said he would prefer not to go down the route of mandatory vaccinations.
The issue is being examined by the Department of Health after being discussed by NPHET.
A number of countries have considered making Covid vaccination mandatory for some professions.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin says that isn't a route he wants to go down:
"I favour the voluntary.
"I fully respect people will obviously explore all issues and research them and so on, but from my perspective,
we have achieved one of the highest rates in the world through a voluntary system.
"That's the system that we will maintain."