Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly
The Covid-19 ‘vaccine portal’ for 45 to 49 year olds will open from tomorrow – despite the ‘HSE ransomware attack’.
Only mRNA vaccines, such as Pfizer and Moderna will be available to this age group at first.
Via RTÉ News:
Speaking on RTÉ’s News at One, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said Donnelly said the vaccine programme’s computer system, which is a new system, has not been compromised in the cyber attack on the HSE and the programme is moving very quickly.
He said there has been no indication that it has been compromised at all.
He said two in five adults have now received a first dose and last week was a record week, with about 50,000 vaccinations administered in one day last week.
Earlier, the HSE’s Chief Clinical Officer said the executive has received advice from National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) that people aged 40 to 49 could receive Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca vaccines.