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200,000 People To Be Fully Vaccinated Two Months Earlier Than Planned

Kilbeggan's Kate O'Connell says it's great to see the huge demand from young people.

200,000 people are set to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 up to two months early, according to a government minister. 

It's due to the accelerated programme, which allows 18 to 34 year olds to get a Johnson and Johnson jab in a pharmacy from Monday. 

The HSE says there's been a 'phenomenal response' since the announcement was made yesterday. 

Minister of State for Public Procurement, Ossian Smyth, says it will speed up the roll-out a lot:

Pharmacist and former Fine Gael TD, Kilbeggan's Kate O'Connell says it's great to see the huge demand from young people for the covid jab:

An infectious disease specialist says accelerating the Covid vaccine administration will not stop the Delta variant from spreading.

However, Professor Sam McConkey says he's hoping the worst affects of the virus can be avoided:

 

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