EU Deal Sees Ireland Get 545,000 Extra Pfizer Vaccines

577

The EU has secured 50 million extra doses of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine in a deal done with the pharmaceutical giant, according to the EU Commission.

This means that Ireland is set to receive an extra 545,000 doses of the jab, to boost its vaccinating power in the coming months.

This comes as very welcome news, as the country attempts to keep the vaccination programme afloat amid recent issues around the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

The delivery of the extra 545,000 doses is expected to begin this month.

For updated and factual Public Health information and advice on COVID-19 Coronavirus, please visit hse.ie/coronavirus or call 1800 700 700

For the latest information on the Covid-19 Vaccine Programme, please visit hse.ie/covid-19-vaccine