Written answers

Thursday, 6 May 2021

Department of Health

Vaccination Programme

Photo of Róisín ShortallRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats)
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214. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the vaccine supply projection table for quarter two taking into account the revised version of the vaccine roll-out plan; and the changes to deliveries which occurred in April 2021. [23491/21]

Photo of Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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Ireland’s COVID-19 vaccination programme strategy is to distribute all available vaccine as quickly as is operationally possible, prioritising those who are most vulnerable to COVID-19.

The programme is based on the principles of safety, effectiveness and fairness, with the objective of reducing severe illness, hospitalisations and deaths from COVID-19 infection.

The following is an update on the total number of vaccines delivered to Ireland, up to and including Sunday 2 May 2021.

As of Monday 3 May, 1,621,870 doses of vaccine have been administered in Ireland, with 30% of the population aged 16 years and older having had at least one dose.

Moderna Inc has requested that 50% of its vaccine is held back for second doses. Similarly, an appropriate buffer amount is built up and held back for all vaccines to ensure availability of second doses for the following week. Currently, about 95% of available vaccines are administered within seven days of arrival in Ireland.

<a href="https://data.oireachtas.ie/ie/oireachtas/debates/questions/supportingDocumentation/2021-05-06_pq21406-05-2021_en.xlsx">vaccine supply projection table</a>


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