Over 77,000 people have been vaccinated for Covid-19 as of yesterday

Over 77,000 people have been vaccinated for Covid-19 as of yesterday.

4,000 people have been trained to issue vaccines in anticipation of a further roll-out of the vaccination programme.

The Health Minister expects 700 thousand people to be vaccinated between now and the end of March.

HSE CEO Paul Reid outlines the breakdown of who has been received a dose so far:

Meanwhile, the number of vaccinations per week is expected to double from the start of February.

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said they will be able to vaccinate 100,000 people a week once the AstraZeneca vaccine is approved at the end of this month.

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said while good news is on the way, the next few weeks will be difficult: