Vaccinations will be widely available in June

Every person who want’s a Covid-19 vaccine could be offered one by the end of June, according to the Tanaiste.


Leo Varadkar told his parliamentary party last night it’s possible based on international evidence that 10 to 15 percent refuse the jab.


However he said the official target is still to offer 82 percent a first dose in that period.


Chair of the Irish Medical Organisation’s GP Committee, Dr. Denis McCauley, believes reaching everyone who wants one by the end of June is possible:




The Department of Health has confirmed that 8 further people have died from Covid-19.


There were 448 new cases nationally.


The number of new cases in the North West was low with only 12 cases being recorded in Donegal and none on Sligo or Leitrim.

As of Monday 10th May, 1,882,635 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland:


1,376,583 people have received their first dose

506,052 people have received their second dose