59-year olds across the North West can register for a Covid-19 vaccine from this morning.
Latest figures show more than 1.5 million jabs have been administered in Ireland up to Saturday, including 1.1 million first doses.
It comes as 453 new infections were recorded here yesterday, which brings the State’s total number of cases since the start of the pandemic over a quarter of a million.
More than 10 percent of people who were diagnosed with the virus are now suffering from Long Covid.
Public health expert Professor Anthony Staines of DCU says the question of how long their symptoms will last is still unknown to medical science.