Irish Daily Mail

JAB PORTAL OPENS UP FOR 65-69 YEAR OLDS

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AN online portal, through which people who are aged between 65 and 69 can apply for their Covid-19 vaccines, will open today.

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly confirmed that the online vaccinatio­n applicatio­n process for those in their mid-to-late 60s will work in descending order, based on the age of applicants.

Mr Donnelly said the portal will be open to people based on their ages and will work backward.

This means that from today, those who are aged 69 will be able to apply for their vaccinatio­n appointmen­t, followed by those in the age-68 category on Friday, and so on.

The vaccine being offered to people aged 65 to 69 is the AstraZenec­a jab.

Minister Donnelly said: ‘I’m delighted to share the latest progress on the vaccine programme.

‘Those with underlying conditions outside the registrati­on age groups, who are eligible for vaccinatio­n and who do not have active medical appointmen­ts with a HSE consultant, should contact their GP to arrange an appointmen­t.’

Over the coming weeks, it is estimated that 180,000 people aged 65 to 69 will be asked to register for their Covid-19 vaccine on the HSE website.

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