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Nine deaths occurred in March, one date of death remains under investigation.

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Dr Ronan Glynn (Julien Behal Photography/PA)

Dr Ronan Glynn (Julien Behal Photography/PA)

Dr Ronan Glynn (Julien Behal Photography/PA)

Deputy chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn has said the health service will now recommence the administration of the Covid-19 AstraZeneca vaccine.

Dr Glynn confirmed that the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) has recommended that the rollout of the vaccine should resume across the country for those aged 18 and over.

Yesterday, a review into the vaccine by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) concluded that there is no overall increase in the risk of blood clots with the vaccine, and in fact it is likely to reduce the overall risk of clots.

Speaking this evening, Dr Glynn said : "The NIAC has convened and reviewed the EMA statement in relation to COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca and, following discussion with representatives from the HPRA, the National Coagulation Centre and counterparts across the EU, have recommended that the administration of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca should be recommenced.

"Based on the assessments undertaken by the EMA and the NIAC, and the recommendations of the latter, I have recommended the recommencement of the COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca programme.

"The HSE will now work to recommence the administration of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca."

Meanwhile, another 507 cases of Covid-19 and 10 further deaths linked to the virus have been confirmed by the National Public Health and Emergency Team (Nphet) this evening.

Nine deaths occurred in March, one date of death remains under investigation.

There has been a total of 4,576 Covid-19 related deaths here, while there is now a total of 229,306 cases.

Of the cases notified today, 216 are in Dublin, 40 in Kildare, 29 in Galway, 24 in Offaly, 18 in Tipperary, and the remaining 180 cases are spread across 20 other counties.

As of March 16, 632,359 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland. A total of 463,500 people have received their first dose and 168,859 people have received their second dose.


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