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Minister for Health receives first Covid-19 vaccine dose

Over 53% of the adult population have received a first dose.

MINISTER FOR HEALTH Stephen Donnelly has received his first Covid-19 vaccine dose today.

Donnelly shared a video outside the Shoreline Centre in Greystones, Co Wicklow, after receiving his first jab. 

“Very very excited about that, the nurse said I was very brave – no lollipops though,” he said.

Donnelly said there was “a real community effort” at the vaccination centre with clinicians, HSE staff and volunteers pitching in.

“I hope everyone has a fantastic bank holiday weekend, mind each other, keep each other safe,” he said. 

The vaccine registration portal opened for people aged 40-44 this week, with those aged 41 being invited to register today.

According to the latest HSE figures, over 53% of the adult population have received one dose and 25% are fully vaccinated. 

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