24 April 2024


All residents who want to receive a Covid-19 vaccine in Ireland will be vaccinated by September, a Minister of State has said.

An updated timeline for the roll-out of a vaccine, published by Minister of State for Public Procurement Ossian Smyth, shows the months of 2021 in which it is expected each section of the population will be immunised against the disease.

(<<Click Here>>  to read the most recent updates to the programme from the H.S.E.)

Ireland has now administered the second most Covid-19 vaccines in the European Union per 100,000 people.

1.57 per cent of the population has been vaccinated — only behind Denmark's 2.23 per cent — according to statistics from Our World in Data.

The latest figures from the HSE show 77,303 people received their first dose as of Sunday 10th. January 2021.

According to Mr Smyth’s vaccination timeline, all residents and staff in nursing homes, all frontline healthcare workers and everyone aged over 70 will be vaccinated in Ireland by March.

By June, those in many professions will be vaccinated, including all other healthcare workers, keyworkers, education workers and those working in crowded environments.

Also vaccinated by the end of June will be everyone aged 55 to 69, those aged 18 to 64 with specific chronic illnesses and all those living in care homes.

From July to September, the vaccine will roll-out to the final three segments of the population — essential workers in less crowded environments, everyone aged 18-54, and finally those aged under 18 or those who are pregnant.

When will I be vaccinated?
This graphic gives a quick visual reference to the proposed vaccination schedule for the various categories of Irish citizens:

Vaccine Rollout