The Cabinet Has Agreed To Enter An Advanced Purchase Order For 875,000 Doses Of The Moderna COVID Vaccine

The EU is expecting to buy around 80 million doses of which Ireland will get a little more than 1 per cent

It means there are now purchase orders between Ireland and five of the vaccines under development.

That would give the country access to more than 10 million doses of vaccine - though some will be a double dose.

But infectious diseases professor Jack Lambert says it could a year before a vaccine is fully rolled out.

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