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Over-70s living at home due to get Covid-19 vaccine invite in February

GPs and pharmacists to administer jabs in €91m deal

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Annie Lynch, the first person to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in Ireland, receives her second vaccine dose at St James’s Hospital, Dublin. Photo: Marc O'Sullivan

Annie Lynch, the first person to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in Ireland, receives her second vaccine dose at St James’s Hospital, Dublin. Photo: Marc O'Sullivan

Annie Lynch, the first person to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in Ireland, receives her second vaccine dose at St James’s Hospital, Dublin. Photo: Marc O'Sullivan

All being well, the over-70s living at home will be on starter’s orders next month to get the Covid-19 vaccine.

The €91m deal with GPs and pharmacists to administer the jabs lays out a key piece of groundwork, although there are many hurdles to overcome still not least, having enough vaccine.


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