Higher days forward for Covid-19 vaccine rollout as provide rises

More than 30,000 people were vaccinated on Good Friday, the first time the daily figure approached something like the intended peak capacity of the system. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The long-awaited ramping up of the State’s vaccine programme in opposition to Covid-19 will get below means from this week, though the acceleration in provide appears to be like set to occur extra gently than initially forecast.

As much as 960,000 vaccine doses are anticipated to be delivered to Eire this month, in keeping with knowledgeable sources – about 100,000 greater than was reported final week.

With about 90 per cent of provides getting used inside days, this factors to not less than 860,000 folks receiving a vaccine dose in April.

These figures mark a major enchancment on the 1.18 million doses that have been shipped to Eire within the first three months of the 12 months.

Greater than 30,000 folks have been vaccinated on Good Friday, the primary time the each day determine approached one thing just like the meant peak capability of the system. General final week, 120,00 doses have been administered, up on the 100,000 recorded the week earlier than.

Final week was additionally a very good one for deliveries, with 100,000 doses of AstraZeneca, 80,000 doses of Pfizer/BioNTech and a small cargo of Moderna vaccine acquired.

Authorities and the HSE had persistently promised vaccine rollout could be considerably ramped up within the second quarter of the 12 months, when the supply of three million doses was anticipated.

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