The Tanaiste has admitted it's unlikely the government will meet its vaccination target by the end of June.
It had estimated that 82% of adults would have had at least a first dose by then.
Leo Varadkar says it is now likely the government will miss its target to vaccinate 82% of people with a first dose by the end of June due to supply issues with Johnson and Johnson
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However, a significant under-delivery of the Johnson and Johnson shot has put the government's timeline in doubt.
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says in a best-case scenario Ireland will only get half the promised amount of the single-jab vaccine in June.
It's expected half of all adults will have been given at least one vaccination by the end of this week.
But Tanaiste Leo Varadkar says the JOhnson and Johnson supply issues will mean the 82% target will be missed "by a few weeks."