There have been a further 1,120 confirmed cases of COVID-19 notified by NPHET today.
As of this morning there were 142 people in Ireland hospitalised with COVID-19, of whom 27 are in the ICU.
Vaccination registration for 12-15 years old opened today, for those seeking an mRNA vaccine, and 70% of the population is now fully vaccinated.
“Following advice from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee, which has been approved by Government, I encourage parents and guardians of those aged 12-15 years of age to register them for a vaccination as soon as the opportunity arises.”
“The vaccination programme has received high uptake to date. I strongly urge anyone eligible to register for a vaccine to do so as soon as possible,” said Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer.
The government has approved plans for the number of people allowed at wedding to be increased to 100, as indoor hospitality resumes this week.
The Cabinet also today discussed the delivery of booster shots for COVID-19 immunity, agreeing that frontline healthcare workers, nursing home residents, and the very elderly will be first to get them.