Lower than half of anticipated vaccines to be delivered in first quarter

Less than half of expected vaccines to be delivered in first quarter

Eire is ready to obtain lower than half the deliveries of Covid-19 vaccines it initially anticipated within the first three months of the yr, as provide points proceed to impede the State’s Covid-19 vaccination programme.

Nearly 1.7 million vaccines can be delivered to Eire within the first quarter of the yr, the high-level taskforce on Covid-19 vaccination forecast in early January.

By the top of February, 520,000 doses had been equipped, and complete deliveries on the finish of March aren’t anticipated to exceed 850,000 doses.

The shortfall is because of slower-than-expected supply of doses by the three firms with authorised vaccines: Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca. Supply dates for shipments of the vaccines have modified on greater than 20 events previously two months.

In the meantime, provides of Johnson & Johnson’s “sport changer” single-shot Covid-19 vaccine aren’t anticipated to reach in Eire till mid-April, a month after regulatory approval is granted.

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