Vaccine Update

Mary has received the following update regarding vaccine deliveries & administration rollout:

Ireland’s COVID-19 vaccination programme strategy is to distribute all available vaccine as quickly as is operationally possible, prioritising those who are most vulnerable to COVID-19.

The programme is based on the principles of safety, effectiveness and fairness, with the objective of reducing severe illness, hospitalisations and deaths from COVID-19 infection.

The following is an update on the total number of vaccines delivered to Ireland, up to and including Friday 26 March 2021.

    To End February393,12040,80086,400520,320
Week 09 202157,33036,00093,330
Week 10 202160,84084,000144,840
Week 11 202159,67027,6009,60096,870
Week 12 202183,070 12,00095,070
Vaccines Delivered to Ireland up to end of March

As of Sunday 28 March, 806,541 doses of vaccine have been administered in Ireland. 

Moderna Inc has requested that 50% of its vaccine is held back for second doses. Similarly, an appropriate buffer amount is built up and held back for all vaccines to ensure availability of second doses for the following week. Currently, about 95% of available vaccines are administered within seven days of arrival in Ireland.

On Tuesday 30 March, the Government approved an update to the COVID-19 Vaccination Allocation Strategy. While vaccine supply is constrained, this strategy sets out the groups to be prioritised for vaccination to best achieve the vaccination programme’s objectives of preventing serious illness, hospitalisation and death. It is based on clinical, scientific and ethical frameworks and evidence produced by the National Immunisation Advisory Committee and the Department of Health.

Subject to supply and based on supply forecasts, four in five adults should be protected by at least one vaccine dose by the end of June.  We are very close to having more fully vaccinated people than confirmed Covid-19 cases in Ireland

15.5% of the adult population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, with close to 600,000 protected.

For the most up to date information on vaccine rollout click here.