The first Covid-19 vaccine in Ireland will be administered today.
It's expected that will happen in one of four major hospitals, Galway and Cork University Hospitals, Beaumont and St James' hospital in Dublin.
Only the Netherlands is due to start it's vaccination programme after Ireland, some EU states began the process as soon as the doses arrived on Saturday.
Taoiseach Micheal Martin says the most vulnerable to Coronavirus will be receiving them first:
The confirmed cases of Covid 19 are on the rise nationally, with 765 of the virus reported to the Dept of Health yesterday
There were 9 cases of the virus detected in Mayo, 10 in Roscommon and 18 in Galway.