Vaccination registration now open for 5 to 11 year olds
The number of people being treated in Irish hospitals for Covid 19 has fallen for the second day in a row.
This morning 917 people were being treated for the disease across the country's health system - a drop of 24 since Thursday.
84 people are currently being treated in ICU, the lowest level since November.
Online registration for Covid-19 vaccination for all children aged five to eleven is now open.
Parents and guardians can register their children through the HSE's website.
The Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan is encouraging parents to engage with the trusted medical advice from the health service, before making their decision.
Dr Lucy Jessop, Director of Public Health at the National Immunisation Office, says five to eleven year olds will be given a child's dose of the Pfizer vaccine
I encourage all parents and guardians to engage with the trusted health advice available on the HSE website, and with your own family clinician if you have any concerns about bringing your child for this vaccine.— Dr Tony Holohan (@CMOIreland) January 7, 2022