HSE planning to open vaccine portal for 30-34 age group next week 5 months ago

HSE planning to open vaccine portal for 30-34 age group next week

The Health Minister has said Ireland's Covid-19 vaccine programme is progressing.

The HSE is planning to open Ireland's Covid-19 vaccine portal for the 30-34 age group towards the end of next week, according to Health Minister Stephen Donnelly.

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Donnelly made the comment following the announcement on Tuesday that indoor dining will be delayed due to fears regarding the Delta variant.

During the announcement, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said: "The simple truth is that we are in a race between the variant and vaccines and we want to do anything we possibly can to make sure that the vaccine wins."

In a Tweet, the Health Minister said that Ireland's Covid-19 vaccine programme is progressing.

He wrote: "AstraZeneca 2nd doses for those aged 60-69 to be completed in coming weeks. 351,000 vaccines administered last week.

"HSE planning to open registration for those aged 30-34 towards the end of next week."

It is expected 34-year-olds will be able to apply first, with registration working backwards throughout the ages in the subsequent days.

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To register online for a vaccine, you will need a mobile phone number, an email address, your PPS number and your Eircode.

If you do not have these things, you are advised to call the Covid-19 helpline to register by phone instead.

For more information on how to register for a Covid-19 vaccine in Ireland using the new portal, check out JOE's handy guide here.