18-34 Year Olds Can Get J&J Va...


18-34 Year Olds Can Get J&J Vaccine From Monday

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People aged 18 to 34 years old can choose to get vaccinated in a pharmacy from Monday.

The HSE have announced that that 60,000 doses of the one shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be delivered to 700 pharmacies across the country.

A further 70,000 doses are available to pharmacies, at short notice if needed,

The Health Minister's expected to sign off on the plan today, which came after a NIAC recommendation.

18 to 49 year olds will still have the choice to wait for an mRNA jab.

Darragh O'Loughlin, from the Irish Pharmacy Union believes it will accelerate the roll-out.

"By proposing the use of pharmacies to administer the vaccine, we're increasing the capacity of the vaccine programme."

"Judging by the number of younger people who are already inquiring to pharmacies about getting vaccines, I would believe there'd be a tremendous uptake among young people".

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