One millionth Covid-19 vaccine dose to be administered today

The one millionth dose of Covid-19 vaccine is due to be administered in Ireland today.

The administration of the vaccine today comes after 9 further Covid-19 related deaths have been recorded by the Department of Health and 443 new cases of the disease were reported.

17 of the cases were recorded in Co. Donegal, and less than 5 in both Sligo and Leitrim.

Sligo also has the lowest rate of infection per 100,000 people in the country at 27.5.

The Government had previously aimed to get 1.25 million doses given to people by the end of March – however there were supply issues.

The five-day moving average number of cases now stands at 463, which is almost 15 percent lower than last week.

Jack Lambert is a professor of infectious diseases – he believes the Government will struggle to meet it’s vaccine target of 4 million doses by the end of June: