The government has defended changes to the vaccine roll-out that have been strongly criticised by sectors that believe they should be given priority.
The new model will see people vaccinated based on age after the over-70s, medically vulnerable and those with underlying conditions have been taken care of.
It means groups like gardaí, teachers and family carers that had been pushing for early vaccination won't get it.
Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn says they're following scientific advice:
Meanwhile, the first vaccine bonuses are now in place for people who've had both injections.
It means those who are fully vaccinated will be able to meet indoors with another vaccinated household.
More societal benefits are to follow for vaccinated people in the coming months.
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar explains how this one will work: