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25/10/2021

Health Minister confirms new vaccine plan for 18 to 34-year-olds

Janssen Covid-19 vaccines from Monday

Health Minister confirms new vaccine plan for 18 to 34-year-olds

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has this morning confirmed that those aged between 18-34 will have access to Janssen Covid-19 vaccines from Monday.

The rollout will see pharmacies deliver the vaccines, as the nation looks to battle the new 'Delta variant' of the virus which has been prevalent in recent weeks. 

The minister also confirmed that while 18-34 year olds will be able to seek an appointment for a J&J in a participating pharmacy, from this Monday, pending supply, -  The following week, starting July 12, 18-34-year-olds will be able to register on the online portal for an AstraZeneca or J&J vaccine.

Mr Donnelly also told the Dail that the government has “line of sight” on around 100,000 AZ doses that can be used for younger age groups - separate to the amount kept aside for second doses for older groups - and there is also likely to be 205-210k J&J doses available

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