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Ireland opts into EU deal for 400 million more doses of possible Covid-19 vaccine


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Hunt: Researchers around the world are continuing to search for  a successful vaccine to stop Covid-19. Photo: AP/Ng Han Guan

Hunt: Researchers around the world are continuing to search for a successful vaccine to stop Covid-19. Photo: AP/Ng Han Guan

Hunt: Researchers around the world are continuing to search for a successful vaccine to stop Covid-19. Photo: AP/Ng Han Guan

Ireland is expected to increase its odds of getting access to early doses of any successful Covid-19 vaccine amid growing optimism that at least one of the leading candidates will be passed as safe and effective in the coming months.

It has emerged the Cabinet has given the go-ahead to the Government to opt into an agreement with the EU in sealing a deal with Johnson & Johnson to supply up to 400 million doses of its potential Covid-19 vaccine.


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