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There's Been A Significant Under-Delivery Of Johnson & Johnson Covid 19 Vaccines.

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It's expected half of all adults will have been given at least one vaccination by the end of this week.

A significant under-delivery of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine has put the government's vaccination timeline in doubt.

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says in a best case scenario Ireland will only get half the promised amount of the single-jab vaccine in June.


It's expected half of all adults will have been given at least one vaccination by the end of this week.

But Minister Donnelly says the target of 82 per cent of adults getting a jab by the end of June is now in question:

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says the scenarios are not good:

Our Political Correspondent Seán Defoe says issues with a plant in the US getting EMA approval have led to a shortfall in delivery of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine

 


A Fine Gael TD says the government is remaining tight-lipped on when pharmacies will start administering vaccines.

It's as McCauley Pharmacies have been confirmed as future HSE vaccination centres.

It is envisaged the programme will commence next month in community pharmacies throughout the region.

But speaking to Beat News, Carlow/Kilkenny TD John Paul Phelan says there has been no date set.

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