New Government taskforce meets for the first time to discuss the potential rollout of a Covid 19 vaccine

It follows an announcement by Pfizer that it's jab is more than 90 per cent effective at preventing people becoming infected

 

The European Commission signed a contract this morning to buy an initial 200 million doses, of which Ireland would get over 2 million.

HSE chief executive Paul Reid says a team's now working on plans in case the vaccine is approved:

"There is a whole of Government taskforce being established - first meeting was held this morning, to focus on the vaccine, local procurement, distribution and immunisation programme but it's very early stages" 
 

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