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Jab done Northern Ireland's First Minister Arlene Foster receives her first Covid-19 vaccine

Northern Ireland’s First Minister got an AstraZeneca jab from a GP in her constituency.

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First Minister Arlene Foster receiving her first Covid-19 vaccination at Castle Park Leisure Centre in Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh (Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA)

First Minister Arlene Foster receiving her first Covid-19 vaccination at Castle Park Leisure Centre in Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh (Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA)

First Minister Arlene Foster receiving her first Covid-19 vaccination at Castle Park Leisure Centre in Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh (Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA)

Northern Ireland’s First Minister has received her first dose of Covid-19 vaccine.

Arlene Foster was given an AstraZeneca jab by a GP at the Castle Park leisure centre in Lisnaskea in her Co Fermanagh constituency on Saturday morning.

The 50-year-old politician became eligible for the vaccine earlier this month when Northern Ireland’s programme opened to the 50-and-over age cohort.

Stormont deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill and Health Minister Robin Swann will have to wait to be vaccinated as they are in the 40 to 49 age bracket.

As of Friday, 825,310 vaccines had been administered in Northern Ireland – 711,673 of which were first doses and 113,637 were second doses.

The region is on course to offer first jabs to the entire adult population – 1.4 million – by July.

On Monday a new mass vaccination centre will begin operations in Belfast’s SSE Arena.

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