The Taoiseach Says The Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine Will Be Given To People In The New Year Once It Has Been Approved For Use

He also confirmed the vaccine will be free of charge

Micheal Martin says it's "very possible" a vaccine passport could be introduced to allow people travel abroad and attend large gatherings.

In an interview with the Sunday Independent, he says Level 3 restriction are "not set in stone" for Christmas, and a variation's being considered by government.

He also ruled out mandatory mask wearing in public during the busy shopping period.

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