Ireland to get over 500,000 additional Pfizer vaccines

Wednesday, April 14

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said that Ireland is to receive an extra 545,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, with delivery to begin this month.

The extra doses are part of a deal struck between EU and Pfizer/BioNTech for an additional 50 million Covid-19 vaccine over the next three months.


The news comes after Johnson & Johnson said it would delay its European rollout, a major hit for the EU’s immunisation campaign as several countries battle rising caseloads.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has said that would bring the total number of BioNTech/Pfizer doses for April, May and June to 250 million, accounting for more than half of all jabs to be given in this quarter.