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This morning.

Department of Health, Dublin 2.

Professor Karina Butler, Chair of the National Immunisation Advisory Committee, joined Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly to brief media on the COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Strategy. To wit:

The new rollout strategy means the order in which people will receive the vaccine has changed.

People aged 65 and older who live in long-term care facilities and frontline healthcare workers have already been vaccinated under the first two stages of the strategy announced on 8 December last year.

Under stage three, Ireland is currently vaccinating people aged 70 and older, starting with those aged 85 and older.

The new fourth stage of the roll-out, which comes into effect after all those over the age of 70 are vaccinated, will see vaccines going to people aged 16 and 69 who are considered at very high risk of developing severe Covid-19.

People with certain conditions moved up on vaccine rollout strategy (RTÉ)


After you.

No, after you.

I insist.



This afternoon.


Stop your tiers, numpty.


This morning.

Via Britain’s NHS:

The biggest vaccine campaign in NHS history kicked off this morning, as 90-year-old grandmother Margaret Keenan became the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 jab following its clinical approval.

At 6.31am early riser Margaret, known to friends and family as Maggie, was given the life-saving jab by nurse May Parsons at her local hospital in Coventry.

Maggie, who turns 91 next week, is a former jewellery shop assistant who only retired four years ago. She has a daughter, a son and four grandchildren and is looking forward to being able to go out again once she receives the top up dose.

Margaret said:

“I feel so privileged to be the first person vaccinated against COVID-19, it’s the best early birthday present I could wish for because it means I can finally look forward to spending time with my family and friends in the New Year after being on my own for most of the year.”

Landmark moment as first NHS patient receives COVID-19 vaccination (NHS)