Vaccine booster shots will be offered to fully vaccinated people this winter https://t.co/e7Dm2oh2pT
— Independent.ie (@Independent_ie) June 14, 2021
Older and vulnerable people will be first in line for top-up jabs while a programme for vaccinating secondary school pupils is also being considered.
The National Immunisation Advisory Committee will discuss whether booster shots should match the vaccine a person originally received or if they can be mixed.
The plans under consideration at the highest levels of Government are aimed at ensuring people continue to be protected in the winter months when the country is most vulnerable to a virus outbreak.