The HSE says the country remains on course to receive around a million doses of Covid-19 vaccines between now and the end of April.
It's planning to administer between 95,000 and 105,000 doses next week - mostly to people over the age of 70.
COVID-19 Vaccines 🇮🇪
(Monday / 22-03-21)
‣ First dose: 503,796 (+7,972)
‣ Second dose: 186,653 (+2,462)
‣ Total: 690,449 (+10,434)
‣ Pfizer: 530,524
‣ AZ: 137,835
‣ Moderna: 22,090
‣ % pop. with first dose: ~10.1%
‣ % pop. fully vaccinated: ~3.8%
— COVID-19 Data Ireland (@COVID19DataIE) March 25, 2021
The HSE is also hoping to begin the rollout to those aged between 65 and 69 next month.
HSE chief executive Paul Reid says soon members of the public will see "more and more" family members receiving the jab.
EU Leaders Meet With President Joe Biden To Discuss Vaccine Export Ban
Meanwhile, EU leaders are meeting for a two-day virtual summit on the vaccine supply issues in the bloc.
US President Joe Biden will be among the guests for the EU Council meeting.
This summit will discuss the possibility of banning vaccine exports from the EU to other countries such as the UK.
“What the #EU does to fight this pandemic is very important, but even more important is what the EU does in terms of cooperation with other regions and other organisations in the world: only together, on a global level, can we fight the pandemic of COVID-19.” #EU2021PT 🌍 pic.twitter.com/z37ttbFYQr
— 2021Portugal.eu (@2021PortugalEU) March 25, 2021
It's the latest in the row over the production and distribution of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Also up for discussion at the EU Council summit is the current epidemiological situation in Europe.