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  • 44-year-olds can register for a Covid-19 vaccine from today.

    The HSE's registration system will then open for 43-year-olds tomorrow, and will work down to 40-year olds on Sunday.

    The health service says it expects appointments will start to be scheduled from the middle of this month.

     

    Meanwhile,  the Chief Medical Officer says the country will remain 'vulnerable' in June and July because a large amount of the population won't be vaccinated.

    Dr Tony Holohan says no assurances can be given that the level of Covid-19 will remain similar to recent weeks.

    In a letter to the Health Minister, he expressed concern about variants, particularly the Indian strain.

    He says case numbers and the incidence rate remain relatively high.

     

     

     

     

  • People aged 64 will be able to register for a Covid-19 vaccine from tomorrow.

    The HSE says the portal will open from tomorrow for those aged 60-64, and are asking 64 year olds to register first, and those aged from 63 to 60 to register in the coming days.

    Those registering can do so online on the HSE website, or by calling their helpline number  1850 24 1850.

    Those registering need a mobile phone number, email address, PPS number and Eircode.

     

     

  • The HSE says it is working to fix issues with the vaccine portal this morning.

    From today, people aged 48 and older can sign up for their Covid-19 vaccine.

    In a tweet, the HSE says it's aware some people are having difficulty with the registration, and work is underway to get the system working again.

    Meanwhile, Mayo Fianna Fail Senator Lisa Chambers is calling on employers to be flexible, and allow employees paid leave when they attend their Covid-19 vaccine appointment.

    With shops reopening this week and many people returning to work, Senator Chambers says no-one should have to take a financial hit when attending for vaccination, and she's asking employers to be flexible and accommodate their staff with paid leave when they take time off to attend their appointment.

     

  • People aged 40 to 44 will be able to register online for a Covid-19 vaccine from this Wednesday.

    44 year olds can register on Wednesday, 43 year olds on Thursday, 42 year olds on Friday, 41 year olds on Saturday and 40-year olds on Sunday.

    The HSE's Chief Clinical Officer expects the majority of that age group will be vaccinated by the end of June or into July.

    Dr Colm Henry says the take up of vaccines here to date has been the envy of Europe...

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    People in their 30s are set to be able to register for a Covid-19 vaccine next week.

    The HSE says it expects registration for 30 to 39 year olds to open online shortly.

    Over 3.1 million vaccines have been administered so far - with registration still open for 40 to 69 year olds.

     From next week pharmacists are also due to administer vaccines for their first time.

    Meanwhile, the lowest number of Covid-19 cases so far this year was recorded yesterday.

    There were 259 new cases - which is the lowest since December 12th.

    Limerick has the highest 14-day incidence rate in the country, at 449 cases per 100,000 people.

    76 patients are currently in hospital with the virus, with 27 in intensive care.