There have been a further 1,819 new cases of COVID-19 in the state reported by health officials today.
As of this morning there were 206 people in the country hospitalised with COVID, the same amount as yesterday.
There are 36 patients in serious condition who are being treated in the ICU.
Dr. Ronan Glynn, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, said “Vaccination, combined with basic public health measures, is the most effective way to protect the community against COVID-19.”
“From tomorrow, registration for the COVID-19 vaccine programme opens for young people aged between 12 and 15 years of age.”
“With over 6 million vaccine doses administered to date, each week we reach another important milestone in our journey out of this pandemic,” Ronan Glynn said.
“If you are pregnant and you have concerns about taking the vaccine, speak to your GP, obstetrician or midwife for guidance and for bespoke health advice for your pregnancy.”
“Use trusted sources of information such as the HSE or Department of Health for the latest vaccine information.”