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Jab Donn People aged 40-44 can register for Covid 19 vaccine on portal from Wednesday

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly announced that from Wednesday, June 2, 44-year-olds can register.

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Health Minister Stephen Donnelly

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly

The online Covid-19 vaccination portal will open for registration for those aged 40-44 from Wednesday. 

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly announced that from Wednesday, June 2, 44-year-olds can register.

From Thursday 43-year-olds can register, then on Friday 42-year-olds can register.

While 41-year-olds can register on Saturday and from Sunday 40-year olds will be able to register.

Minister Donnelly wrote on Twitter: "Delighted to be able to share that the online registration for a Covid-19 vaccine for those aged 40-44 will commence this Wednesday, June 02 - starting with those aged 44 that day and those aged 43 on Thursday and so on.”

Almost one in five adults are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19, according to the most up-to- date figures reveal.

HSE chief executive Paul Reid, said yesterday that 50pc of the adult population will have received their first dose by the end of Sunday or today, and almost 20pc will have had their second dose and be fully vaccinated.

"Our programme continues on for the rest of this quarter through June and into July. We are continuing down through the age groups on the basis set by Government,” he said.

In relation to vaccination targets, he said: “I think it is fair to say, as we are working throughout May and into June, we are aiming to have about 2.5 million of the population (vaccinated) by the end of July. So that is the target.”

Mr Reid said the “primary focus each week is what supplies do we get, and how quickly do we administer them. Right now, we are running at 95pc to 96pc of vaccines administered weekly".

He also referred to the benefits of the vaccination programme in protecting the vulnerable, saying that last week, 88pc of cases were in the under-45 age bracket, with no outbreaks in nursing homes.

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The HSE boss said that almost 100pc of the population over 80 have now been vaccinated and 96pc of the age group 70 to 79.

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