Junior Minister Peter Burke says the treatment is already in mass production.
A drug to treat covid is expected to be ready next spring.
Junior Minister Peter Burke says the treatment is already in mass production and will add another line of defence against the virus.
He admits a difficult decision lies ahead for the government, though, with regards new restrictions to combat the spread of the Omicron variant.
The Longford-Westmeath Fine Gael TD says avoiding large gatherings and restricting movements if you're a close contact are hugely important in the run up to Christmas.
But he is hopeful for next year: